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August is Grief Awareness Month

Here are the authors (in alphabetical order by surname)
selected to be published in the 2021 Grieve anthology.
The 24 prizes will be announced on the Grieve prizes page throughout August.

Mother

Celeste

Alway

SA

At Twenty-Four

Bron

Bateman

WA

I Promise

Marcia

Batton

SA

Gravel Road Wail

Rachel

Baxter

Vic

Grieving Before She’s Gone

J. F.

Bolton

NSW

The Great Ocean Road, January last

Susan

Bradley Smith

Vic

Close, but…

David

Brewster

Vic

Side by Side

Michelle

Brock

NSW

Hey Prue

Mark

Bromhead

Japan

Interstate Swimming

Siobhan

Callan

QLD

Spring 2020

Beth

Clapton

NSW

Inappropriate Widow

Elizabeth

Clarke

WA

Our Final Conversation

Tim

Collins

QLD

Living Grief

Margaret

Conley

NSW

Birds of a Father

Michael

Cook

NSW

Aubade for my Unborn

Kate

Crowcroft

VIC

Minutiae

Sally

Davies

NSW

Grieve

Ana Louise

Davis

NSW

After the Fall

Diana

Davison

QLD

When the box tree is no longer

Yvonne

Deering

VIC

Birthday Song

Tahlia

Dent

NSW

Lungs

Rosanna

Diaccci

NSW

Sail

Willo

Drummond

NSW

A Prayer for Lost Dreams

Sally

Eberhardt

QLD

One

Samuel J.

Elliott

SA

Tear-Soaked Shirts

Tom

Eskdale

NSW

Searching for Goldfish

Jane

Frank

QLD

The Universal Language of Grief

Kathryn

Gardner

VIC

They Arrived Sleeping

Maree

Gardner Chapman

NSW

Aftereffect

Jeanette

Gellard

SA

Still Point

Anahata

Giri

VIC

Sundays

Kathryn

Goldie

NSW

4:15am 30 May 2016

Marian

Gordon

VIC

The Birthday Party

Sara

Green

NSW

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Kerry

Greer

WA

Skin Hunger

Emma

Grey

NSW

Freesias on the Hillside

Hazel

Hall

ACT

The Walking Dead

Linda

Harding

NSW

Retrieving Gold

Jennifer

Harrison

VIC

Maybe we should just have a baby

Jack

Hutchison

QLD

She is…

Catherine

Irvine

WA

The Gap

Lorne

Johnson

NSW

Your Mouthguard

Judy

Johnson

NSW

Let’s Pretend

Pippa

Kay

NSW

Louise

Jennie

Keenan

NSW

Kite

Susanne

Kennedy

VIC

Poem whose touch of river approaches

Shari

Kocher

VIC

Signs

Shari

Kocher

VIC

Intermission

Hannah

Koskinen

NSW

Winter paddle-out at Cabaret Beach

Tony

Lintermans

VIC

Surviving Identity Grief Through Resilience

Mark

Lock

NSW

A Hunting Dreamtime-Grievetime Ceremony

Mark

Lock

NSW

Fire and Ash: Autumn

Margret

Lockwood

VIC

Locked Away

Katherine

Lothian

WA

Loss of Faith

Tess

Louise

WA

Dorothy

Mark

Mahemoff

NSW

Terminus

Bette

Martin

VIC

Grave Matters

Marie

McMillan

NSW

Ulysses

Suzi

Mezei

VIC

Revelations

Pieta

Morello

NSW

Afterlife

Anne

Morgan

TAS

Void Space

K.L.

Morris

QLD

Stages

Ashleigh

Mounser

NSW

The Final Meal for a Gentle Man

Dee

Murdoch

NSW

Famous Last Words

Kim

Nolan

TAS

What is grief?

Emily

Noske

Austria

What We Learned from the Geisha Girl

Damen

O’Brien

QLD

Day’s Eye

Kate

O’neil

NSW

April 1940 The Soldier

Patricia

O’Shea

NSW

Three bora rings lost to a highway bypass

Kate

Olivieri

NSW

14 January 2021

Grant

Palmer

NSW

My Last Swim With My Father

Helena

Pastor

NSW

When the World…

Sue

Pincham

NSW

Missing

Brenda

Proudfoot

NSW

The Road Home

R I

Quin

QLD

Gold Lining

R I

Quin

QLD

My Father’s Hands

Asha

Rajan

NSW

On Grief

Megan J

Riedl

VIC

Buona Notte

Clara

Rizzi

Vic

Writing a Heron, Writing of You

Kristen

Roberts

VIC

The theft

Richenda

Rudman

VIC

Brother Ocean

Mykaela

Saunders

 

Endurance

Erin A.

Sayers

NSW

And Just Like That

Morna

Seres

NSW

A Stone to Remember

Deb

Sestak

VIC

Life Lessons

Emma

Simpson

VIC

My Baby

Jo

Skinner

QLD

The Goodest Boy

Helena

Spyrou

VIC

The Three Sisters

Melitta

St Just

VIC

Unravelling

Carmel

Summers

ACT

Stomping on Wildflowers

Virginia

Tapscott

NSW

A Nameless Grief

David

Terelinck

QLD

I Don’t Bring a Casserole

David

Terelinck

QLD

Coming Back as a Bird

Rod

Usher

Spain

In the Sinaai Fields

Tineke

Van der Eecken

WA

Dusk

Desanka

Vukelich

NSW

Mine Is just dentistry, thus I can pray for my oldest friend

James

Walton

VIC

Hope

Chloe

Warren

NSW

Splendour in Darkness

Polly

Watkins

VIC

Leaves on a Stream

Mitchell

Welch

VIC

Kissing the hand of your enemy

Peter

Wells

NSW

Dog Ears

J.M.

Wildie

QLD

Learning to Knit

Olivia

Wolfe

NSW

I Don’t Want to Remember

Frankie

Wright

NSW

Negative

Michelle

Wright

VIC

What I Hate About Grief

Rhonda

Zappelli

WA

Animal Rescue

Anne

Zito

VIC

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History of the Grieve Project

 

Since 2013, Hunter Writers Centre and our wonderful partner-sponsors have supported this publishing opportunity for first-time and published writers.

Each year, Australians living here and abroad 
submit poems and stories/personal essays. Up to 120 works are published in the annual anthology.

There is now a dedicated Grieve Project website 
where you can read the wonderful writings by Australians 
and buy the books.

The competition opens on Valentine's Day each year 
and the anthology of selected works is launched in August 
(Grief Awareness month).

The team of judges work in either the grief and loss industries 
or are published writers. Some are both.

The prizes are kindly donated by 
not-for-profit organisations, businesses and individuals working in or related to the grief and loss industries.

Would you like to donate a prize 
in memory of a loved one or colleague? 
Click here for more information
Grieve 2021 title

an annual writing project
for all Australians
 

in honour of Grief Awareness Month (August)

Here are the authors
(in alphabetical order by surname)
selected to be published in the 2021 Grieve anthology.
The 24 prizes will be announced on our Grieve prizes page throughout August.

Celeste Alway SA

Bron Bateman WA

Marcia Batton SA

Rachel Baxter Vic

F. Bolton NSW

Susan Bradley Smith Vic

David Brewster Vic

Michelle  Brock NSW

Mark Bromhead Japan

Siobhan Callan QLD

Beth Clapton NSW

Elizabeth Clarke WA

Tim Collins QLD

Margaret Conley NSW

Michael Cook NSW

Kate Crowcroft VIC

Sally Davies NSW

Ana Louise Davis NSW

Diana Davison QLD

Yvonne Deering VIC

Tahlia Dent NSW

Rosanna Diaccci NSW

Willo Drummond NSW

Sally Eberhardt QLD

Samuel J. Elliott SA

Tom Eskdale NSW

Jane Frank QLD

Kathryn Gardner VIC

Maree Gardner Chapman NSW

Jeanette Gellard SA

Anahata Giri VIC

Kathryn Goldie NSW

Marian Gordon VIC

Sara Green NSW

Kerry Greer WA

Emma Grey NSW

Hazel Hall ACT

Linda Harding NSW

Jennifer Harrison VIC

Jack Hutchison QLD

Catherine Irvine WA

Lorne Johnson NSW

Judy Johnson NSW

Pippa Kay NSW

Jennie Keenan NSW

Susanne Kennedy VIC

Shari Kocher VIC

Shari Kocher VIC

Hannah Koskinen NSW

Tony Lintermans VIC

Mark Lock NSW

Mark Lock NSW

Margret Lockwood VIC

Katherine Lothian WA

Tess Louise WA

Mark Mahemoff NSW

Bette Martin VIC

Marie  McMillan NSW

Suzi Mezei VIC

Pieta Morello NSW

Anne Morgan TAS

K.L. Morris QLD

Ashleigh Mounser NSW

Dee Murdoch NSW

Kim Nolan TAS

Emily Noske Austria

Damen O’Brien QLD

Kate O’neil NSW

Patricia O’Shea NSW

Kate Olivieri NSW

Grant Palmer

Helena Pastor NSW

Sue Pincham NSW

Brenda Proudfoot NSW

R I  Quin QLD

R I Quin QLD

Asha Rajan NSW

Megan J Riedl VIC

Clara Rizzi Vic

Kristen Roberts VIC

Richenda Rudman VIC

Mykaela Saunders

Erin A. Sayers NSW

Morna Seres NSW

Deb Sestak VIC

Emma Simpson VIC

Jo Skinner QLD

Helena Spyrou VIC

Melitta St Just VIC

Carmel Summers ACT

Virginia Tapscott NSW

David Terelinck QLD

David Terelinck QLD

Rod Usher Spain

Tineke Van der Eecken WA

Desanka Vukelich NSW

James Walton VIC

Chloe Warren NSW

Polly Watkins VIC

Mitchell Welch VIC

Peter Wells NSW

J.M. Wildie QLD

Olivia Wolfe NSW

Frankie Wright NSW

Michelle Wright VIC

Rhonda Zappelli WA

Anne Zito VIC

History of the 
Grieve Project
 
Since 2013, Hunter Writers Centre and our wonderful partner-sponsors have supported this publishing opportunity for first-time and published writers.

Each year, Australians living here and abroad submit poems and stories/personal essays. Up to 120 works are published 
in the annual anthology.

There is now a dedicated 
Grieve Project website 
where you can read the 
wonderful writings by Australians 
and buy the books.

The competition opens on Valentine's Day each year 
and the anthology of selected works is launched in August 
(Grief Awareness month).

The team of judges work in either the grief and loss industries 
or are published writers. 
Some are both.

The prizes are kindly donated by 
not-for-profit organisations, businesses and individuals 
working in, or related to, 
the grief and loss industries.

 Would you like to donate a prize in memory of a loved one or colleague? 
Click here for more information