Prize-winning voices

More good news with the announcement that Frank McMahon’s poem The War Against Speech has won the poetry section of the Gloucestershire Writers Network annual competition.

The theme this year was Voices and the judges were Kate Frost and Adam Horovitz.

You will be able to hear our winners and runners-up reading their work at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday 9th October from 7. 00 – 8.15 pm in the Regency Suite, Queens Hotel.

The other prize-winning pieces are:

Winning Prose Piece In Captivity by Philip Douch 
Prose Runners-upBind Us Together by Rebecca KlassenExposed by Marilyn TimmsPlease Leave a Message by Christine Griffin 
Prose Highly CommendedDid you Cut Your Fringe Yourself?  by Sallie AndersonSmoosh by Geoffrey MeadA Cacophony of Sound by Mrs Julie WiltshireWarrior by Cindy Moss
  
Winning PoemThe War against Speech by Frank McMahon
Poetry Runners-up The Displaced Child by Kathryn AldermanSt Olaves by Jean Cooper MoranThe Conversation of Difficult Birds by Rose Lennard 
Poetry Highly CommendedLimassol by Sophie LooseMiss Bailey Sits  by Christine GriffinPhantom Tongue  by Bethan ManleyRussian Dolls by Marilyn Timms 

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