Food Wine and the Fleurieu, a collection of poetry and prose exploring and celebrating diverse aspects of the Fleurieu Peninsula, was launched at Langhorne Creek on Saturday 3 December.
Under welcome sun in the WindSong vineyard on Clements Road, about 50 readers and writers enjoyed the festive atmosphere. The anthology brings into print the successful entries from the Langhorne Creek Writers’ Festival for 2016 which seeks to encourage writers young and old. The young people’s competition is operated in conjunction with the Langhorne Creek campus of the Eastern Fleurieu School and invites both prose and poetry entries to compete for prizes of both cash and books. The open section of the Langhorne Creek Writers’ Festival has offered workshops, Poetry in the Pub and the publication of winning entries in “Words from Wine Country”. This year, excellent entries which reflected an element of the region, in poetry, prose or non-fiction were selected and gathered in an anthology entitled Food Wine and the Fleurieu.
Alexandrina Councillor Barry Featherston hosted the event and launched the anthology encouraging the audience to follow their own dreams and invest locally both in wine and culture. He complimented festival organisers Connie Berg from Sunshine Press and Heather Webster for the quality of the publication and all the authors for their work which promotes writing in the region.
To celebrate the launch, WindSong Wines unveiled their Writers Block Shiraz which is guaranteed to either cure writer’s block, or make it far more enjoyable. Guests also sampled WindSong’s Blanc Dos, a fresh 2016 blend of Savignin and Semillon, the single block 2013 Shiraz as well as the release of the premium 2007 Writer’s Block Shiraz.
Contact Heather Webster 0401715895