‘The Best Ever’, was how the delegates described the 2011 Festival of Writing – this year at Nottingham University. It was seeing all the happy faces that did it for me and the ‘See you next year’, farewells. Here are some of the photographs that were taken at the event.
This is what the Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony are all about.
Craig Pay receiving his trophy. Joint winner of the Short Story with a Final Line. The Professor David Lodge Trophy.
A member of the East Dulwich Writers Group receiving the Denise Robertson Group Anthology Award
Andrew Connolly receives his certificate from Jackie Smith
Pam Fish presenting Jackie Smith with a bouquet for presenting the awards.
The runners-up for the Denise Robertson Anthology Trophy, from Reading, Thames Valley and Liverpool.
Jayne Osborn and Barry Adams enjoying the Gala Dinner
Jennifer Foster's awards - she was unable to attend.
Linda Lewis and James Nash
Chairman thanking Jackie for presenting the awards, NAWG 2011
Elizabeth Parish receiving her certificate.
John Pratt - Winner Open Poetry
Elizabeth Parish, receiving her trophy
Happy Festival diners, at the Gala Dinner.
More happy diners.
They were all happy.
Good food - NAWG 2011
And, good wine - NAWG 2011