We are a branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers based out of Griffith, NSW.


Welcome to our new Griffith Riverina FAW website. The general site, blog and public forums are read only to general visitors, with the members only area only available to members. If you are an FAW member, you may email to request an account and be approved by site admins, which will allow you to comment on blog posts etc. If you are from a different branch, you may still join, but I would suggest you make yourself known to the admins by sending an email or a message via our facebook group, so they know who you are.

The Free Spirits 2023 writing competition has concluded!

Congratulations to all our winners, and our sincerest thanks to all those who entered this year. We also thank our sponsors at RivCott, whose generosity made the 2023 Free Spirits competition possible.


Flash Fiction Junior 10 -17 years of age
1st Place – Treyton Muirhead, Gordonvale Qld – ‘Bonfire’
2nd Place – Yushan Li, Mt Nelson Tas – ‘Blazing Through the Forest’
3rd Place – Grace Beattie, Bendigo Vic – ‘The Turtle’

Flash Fiction Adult (aged 18+)
1ST Place – Jodie Woodward, Stafford Qld – ‘Waiting for Her’
2nd Place – Annie Russell, West End Qld – ‘Up to the willow tree’
3rd Place – Alan Hewett, Wodonga Vic – Happy Ever After’

Poem Junior 10 -17 years of age
1st Place – Yushan Li, Mt Nelson Tas – ‘Stuck in a tree’

Poem Adult (aged 18+)
1st Place – Lex Takhar, Lane Cove Nth NSW – ‘Foghorn’
2nd Place – Felecia Carter, Holloways Beach Qld – ‘When My Heart Went Looking For You’
3rd Place – Margaret Ruckert, Oatley NSW – ‘A Balcony Start’
Honourable Mention – Deshna Fennell, Sunrise Beach Qld – ‘Beyond Blue’

Please find the Free Spirits competition results in PDF format below:

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