Sarah Barr

Writer, poet and teacher

Winchester Writers’ Conference news

Last weekend, I went to Winchester Writers’ Conference along with Beryl, Gail and Chris who all belong to Wimborne Writing Group. We met up on Saturday for lunch and dinner and had a great day. I received some useful advice from agents and an editor about my fiction and I hope to be doing more work on my novel over the summer!

On the Friday, I went to an inspiring workshop led by Lindsay Ashford on writing crime fiction. It was very interesting and also I started a new story! I got to know Lindsay last year as she is the editor of the ‘Wooing Mr Wickham’ anthology in which my story, ‘Blue Lias’, is published.

I was disappointed that Jackie Kay wasn’t able to come as I’d booked into her session and was looking forward to hearing her speak about poetry.

Gail won the ‘Slim Volume’ competition and can now look forward to having 60 copies of her work published. Congratulations, Gail!

I was delighted to receive 2nd prize for the poem I submitted to the competition. It was lovely to hear Phil Carradice, the judge, talk about my poem and read excerpts from it to the writers assembled in the Auditorium. That was a very nice way to finish my day at the conference.

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  1. Sue Spiers on said:

    Hi Sarah, old OU pupil Sue Spiers, I was thrilled to see your name on the Winchester poetry awards and, since you taught me, have had ‘Guga’ published in SOUTH 45 (your advice to check out this publication) and have a promise of ‘Lord Rooker’s Requiem’ to be published in ‘The Interpreter’s House’ in Ocober 2012. Thanks for all your help.

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