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Festival 2011: Report

Please note that the information given here relates to a previous event.

You can visit our NAWGFest main page for the latest information.

"The Best Ever" was how the delegates described the 2011 Festival of Writing – this year at Nottingham University. It was seeing all the happy faces that did it for me and the "See you next year", farewells.

Here are some of the photographs that were taken at the event. You can click on them to display them separately.

Image: Chocolate

This is what the gala dinner and award ceremony are all about.

Image: Craig Pay

Craig Pay receiving his trophy. Joint winner of the short story with a final line. The Professor David Lodge Trophy.

Image: EDWG Anthology

A member of the East Dulwich Writers Group receiving the Denise Robertson Group Anthology Award.

Image: EDWG Anthology certificate

NAWG 2011.

Image: Andrew Connolly

Andrew Connolly receives his certificate from Jackie Smith.

Image: Flowers

Pam Fish presenting Jackie Smith with a bouquet for presenting the awards.

Image: Anthology group

The runners-up for the Denise Robertson Anthology Trophy, from Reading, Thames Valley and Liverpool.

Image: Jane & Barry

Jayne Osborn and Barry Adams enjoying the gala dinner.

Image: Jennifer Foster

Jennifer Foster's awards – she was unable to attend.

Image: Linda and James

Linda Lewis and James Nash.

Image: Pam and Jackie

Chairman thanking Jackie for presenting the awards, NAWG 2011.

Image: Elizabeth Parish

Elizabeth Parish receiving her certificate.

Image: John Pratt

John Pratt – winner of open poetry.

Image: Sheila Crawford

Sheila Crawford, receiving her trophy.

Image: Happy diners

Happy festival diners, at the gala dinner.

Image: More happy diners

More happy diners.

Image: Happy table

They were all happy.

Image: Good food

Good food – NAWG 2011.

Image: Good wine

And good wine – NAWG 2011.

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Author: Pam Fish Date: September 9, 2010 1:49 pm
Categories: NAWGFest Tags: photos, past
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Sam: October 27, 2012 9:56 pm

Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn't appear. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again.

Regardless, just wanted to say great blog!

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Pam Fish: November 4, 2012 11:41 am
Sorry Sam - this isn't really a blog. I answer and post comments on the site as soon as I am able but sometimes other commitments get in the way. As Chairman and webmaster and general voluntary dogsbody, as all the volunteers on the NAWG committee are, we are at times (like always) overworked. Please try again and I'll do my best to answer you. Pam Fish, NAWG Chairman.
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Chris Huck: July 22, 2012 1:36 pm
As Comp Administrator I have this minute finished the final short list of winners and those who were placed in the 2012 NAWG Competitions. The quality of your entries was just wonderful. Yesterday I was at the jolliest committee meeting I've ever attended, and I've been to a few. I'd just like to say how pleased I am that NAWG is such an extraordinarily friendly and decent organisation. I am deeply honoured and highly delighted to be a member of your committee. I'd like to thank you all for being so nice and for being such accomplished writers.
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Pam Fish: January 12, 2012 10:48 pm
I've just noticed, Barry that your comment is from last year. could we have one for this year please. And of course anyone else who would like to add to the mix.
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Pam Fish: January 12, 2012 10:37 pm
This page has been a long time coming and is still not quite right due to technical problems - but I do my best - Pam.
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Sarada Thompson: December 24, 2010 5:05 pm

Nadolig Llawen & Blewn Newydda! Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Love from Wales with a Thank you very much/ Diolch-yn-fawr!

Have fun - Hoel!

Appreciated all the work towards a great festival and looking forward to 2011. My minmal welsh stops here!

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Simon Whaley: October 25, 2010 9:45 am
Sorry I couldn't get to this year's event - looks like a fantastic festival as always. Congratulations to all of the winners!
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Verica Peacock: October 2, 2010 12:01 pm

I echo Barry's comments and wish I could have been there this year, particularly as the workshops sounded interesting and very productive.

Congratulations to everyone who won a prize!

The website looks great.

Best regards to all my friends who were at the Festival

Verica Peacock

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Barry Adams: September 17, 2010 3:15 pm

Photos show a great time obviously being had by all; I am envious! Ah well, I hope very much to be there next year.

No doubt the Committee worked damned hard. Much thanks to them, especially to the Editor of the rejuvenated "Link". I look forward to reading the "NAWG Weekend" edition.

Best wishes, everyone. Barry Adams.

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