A collection of its members musings has seen the Maryborough Writers’ Group commended at the National Literacy Awards.
The group’s anthology, Life Patterns, received a commendation at the awards in the category of community writing.
Life Patterns featured contributions from 14 members of the group, ranging from personal recollections through to poetry, short stories, articles and humour.
Administered by the Fellowship of Australian Writers, a national literary association founded in 1928, the awards recognise a wide range of categories encompassing all forms of literature including established public house productions, editing, poetry, fiction and non-fiction and television and theatrical scripts.
A judges’ report described Life Patterns as “distinctive”.
Maryborough Writers’ Group member, Gail Oliver undertook the typing, editing, layout and general production of the group’s anthology, while a founding member of the group, Sheila Spalton provided proofreading skills.