Lauren bathes in award glory
NINE-year-old Lauren Winship was swimming in glory after being crowned second place in the middle primary category of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers awards recently.
The St Columba’s Catholic Primary School student’s story My Mind is Swimming was described by judges as a well written and poetic slice-of-life about the joy of imagination.
The judges said that the imagery and figurative language used in Lauren’s piece was very much in the vein of Tim Winton himself.
Award patron Tim Winton shared some words of wisdom while congratulating the winners.
“When I was just a 10-year-old boy I decided that I wanted to be a writer for the rest of my life,” he said. “Even though the odds were that it was never going to happen for me, I know that if I hadn’t become a professional writer, I would still be a storyteller.”
The annual Tim Winton Award for Young Writers is open to all WA school students aged five to 18.
Winning entries can be viewed at www.subiaco.wa.gov.au and will be on display at Subiaco Library until September 14.
Lauren Winship with Tim Winton.