Lake Macquarie History

Lake Macquarie Literary Awards 2008

In 2008 the prize was awarded for poetry. The name changed to Lake Macquarie Literary Awards, and three prizes were offered.

  • Lake Macquarie Literay Award - Poetry
  • Roland Robinson Literary Award - Local Poet
  • Lake Macquarie Literary Award - Young Poet Commendation

Certificates were also awarded. No anthology was published for this year.

Lake Macquarie Literary Award

First Prize

Kylie Rose - Bluebottles

Highly Commended

Wendy Alexander - Return

Zeny Giles - For My Mother


Gail Hennessy - Latitude 32.55 S

Julie Simpson - Fibonacci Dreaming

Young Poet’s Prize

Cameron Barnes - Two Little Birds

Luke Dean - My Boat

Raylee Houston - The Dogs Down the Street

Emily Jordan - Whispered Memories

Roland Robinson Local Poet’s Prize

First Prize

Magdalena Ball - Grandpa's Birds

Commendation Certificate

Jan Dean - The Morning After

Robin Loftus - Visiting Marie

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