Sarah Barr

Writer, poet and teacher

Archive for the month “April, 2013”

South 47

The launch for South 47 and an evening of readings is on Thursday, 16th May, in Bournemouth. Gill Horitz and I were the selectors for this issue and will be reading at the launch. See the South poetry magazine website for details.

Wimborne Writing Group Winners!

I was very pleased to learn that two members of our Wimborne Writing Group are winners in the recent short story competition run by Gullivers Bookshop.

Ruth Blaug’s story, ‘Luck, the First God Who Stands Between the Predator and the Prey’, won 2nd prize.

Julie Sharpe’s story, ‘A Star Called Sydney’, won 3rd prize.

Congratulations, Ruth and Julie! Both stories are succinct, vivid and original. You can read them on Gullivers Bookshop website.

First prize was won by Hope Rhodes for her crime story,’Retribution’, which I also enjoyed reading. I don’t know Hope but believe she is a local writer.


The sun is shining and daffodils and hyacinths are bringing colour to the garden so maybe spring is here, albeit a freezing one!

I’m feeling cheerful because the sky is blue but also because one of my short stories is in Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special and they’ve given it a gorgeous illustration! See ‘A Taste of Honey’ in the April edition.

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