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UPDATE

20 DECEMBER 2017

 

The ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Award 2017

 

ESU Qld on behalf of the Judging Panel is pleased to announce the following winners for 2017:

 

FIRST PRIZE
Leigh Coyle from Brisbane Queensland
“Bad Blood”

SECOND PRIZE
Susan Bennett from Warragill Victoria
“Tidy Town”

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Kit Scriven from Kyneton Victoria
“She Wore Red on Her Lips”

 

The ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Award is one of the most prized Literary Awards and is designed to foster original creative writing of outstanding quality, including experimental, challenging or thought provoking work. The Competition will be held every year, commencing in 2015.

Congratulations to our 2017 Award Winners, on behalf of Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex OAM, and our Judging Panel Emeritus Professor Peter Little AC and esteemed former Editor of the Courier Mail, David Fagan, we wish to sincerely thank all of our Short Story Writers for their captivating entries.

 The 2018 ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Award is now open for Entries, closing Friday 13 April 2018, Judging complete by 31 May 2018. Winners will be advised with details posted on the ESU Website on 5 June 2018.

The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Hon Paul de Jersey AC will formally present the 2017 and 2018 Awardees with their Crystal Trophies at a Ceremony at Government House at a date to be advised in either August or September 2018 on the 100th Anniversary of ESU International. Interstate winners will be flown to Queensland for the presentation by our Governor.

The Board of Directors of ESU QLD express their grateful appreciation to His Excellency, the Hon Paul de Jersey AC and Mrs Kaye de Jersey for their invaluable support of this most prestigious Literary Award.

Warm regards

 

Ann Garms OAM
President ESU QLD
Vice President AESU


William ShakespeareTHE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION

A CONVERSATION WITH

Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex OAM

SHAKESPEARE IS ALL CLICHÉS?
Our Esteemed Friend in English

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) had an extraordinary effect on the English language, not only by his unerring ear for the rhythm and cadences of the language, but also as a creator of new words and expressions.

Some phrases which we now regard as clichés began as original coinages with Shakespeare. Or maybe they were already in current use, and he simply picked them up and made them immortal? In many cases we simply can’t know. This paper discusses some of the 1,500 or so words which he is credited with introducing to English, and some of the phrases which are dated by the Oxford Dictionary from his works.

In Elizabethan England, as nowadays, people were confronted with a barrage of new terms on a regular basis. We will try to understand how some of Shakespeare’s neologisms worked.

Please ENJOY the Conversation with Professor Roly Sussex, our Friend in English

presented at ESU House on Sunday 26 June 2016.

Ann Garms OAM
President ESU QLD
Vice President AESU

 

 


 

The 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta – ESU Creative Essay Award

The 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta - ESU Creative Essay Award

Jack Donnelly the ESU National Winner of the My Magna Carta Creative Essay Competition pictured with Ella Mcevoy the National Junior Winner of the My Magna Carta Creative Essay Competition at ESU Headquarters – Dartmouth House London (Top Row) during the International Finals in October 2015.

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