“Writing offers the writer a way of shaping their existence, and passing on value. It helps people identify with others, and shapes a community by voicing hopes, ideals and realities. We are richer for hearing these stories, and our community is richer for gathering them.”
Those are the words of celebrated librarian and organiser of the Awards, Pam Jones.
In part 1, we hear this year’s Ronald Hugh Morrieson Award winning stories and research article, with comments and writing tips from judges, Dame Fiona Kidman and Matt Rilkoff.