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Congratulations to the 2016 Winners

The English Speaking Union QLD is pleased to announce the Winning Entries

 

ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Award – 2016

On behalf of the Board of Directors of ESU QLD I extend our sincere appreciation to the Chair of the Judging Panel Professor Peter Little AM Deputy Vice Chancellor Corporate Programs & Partnerships Qld University of Technology. Judges: Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex OAM – University of Queensland e-researcher and ABC Radio Presenter, Ann Garms OAM President English Speaking Union Queensland. David Fagan Director, Corporate Transition, Qld University of Technology for their outstanding dedication and commitment in ensuring a thorough, professional transparent process of review.
It has been a distinct pleasure to work collaboratively with Professor Roly Sussex in developing the Inaugural ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Award. Story telling is the inspiration we need most in our lives, it enhances, develops and nourishes our love and appreciation of the English Language.
A special thank you to so many talented story writers Australia wide for all the truly amazing short story entries. The extremely high standard made the Judge’s Decision very difficult indeed.

A very Merry Christmas, happy creative writing and reading.

Merry Christmas

Ann Garms OAM
President ESU QLD.

 

Congratulations to the 2016 Winners

 

First prize Adult 2016

Darryl R Dymock

Story title: “The space between”

 

Second prize Adult 2016

Gwen Andrews

Story title: “The ABCs of Love”

 

First prize Student 2016

Ellen Vickerman

Story title: “Alla”

 

Second prize Student 2016

Cade Swanson

Story title: “Silence of the Trees”

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED (2 Awardees)

1. Benjamin Allmon

Story title: “Dicky’s Dilemma”

2. Erwin Cabucos

Story title: “Requiem for Pasig River”


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.