The Scone Literary Festival has announced Cassilis farmer Shelley Piper as the winner of its 2022 Farmers’ Short Story Writing Competition.
Shelley’s story was about the 2017 Sir Ivan bushfire that swept through their beef cattle property. Second prize went to Marina Lee-Warner for ‘Life of Brian’, with third prize shared between Bill Moses for his prose, ‘The Magic of Water’ and Shirley Watson for her story, ‘Keep Looking Up’. Such was the quality of the entries that the judges also awarded a Highly Commended to Therese Ralston for her ‘Blackberries & Black Times’. Read more….
Photo: Cassilis farmer Shelley Piper, the winner of the 2022 Scone Literary Festival Farmers’ Short Story Writing Competition. Photo supplied.