Long time Toastmaster Willa Hogarth was recently recognised for her writing skills at the recent Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival. Willa who has served on the club’s executive was selected to spend an intensive week under the mentorship of acclaimed novelist Marele Day. This award is considered a highlight in the early career of a budding writer.
“When I heard I’d been chosen I imagined it would be a writers’ wonderland and it was” Willa was quoted as saying. Willa’s book is titled Room Without Windows and we hope to see it on the shelves of all good book stores soon. Well that is Willa’s dream anyway.
This experience will no doubt make good listening for Willa’s next speech.