Mandurah writer wins first place in Marathon Writing Competition


Jude St Clair and Helen Iles.
Jude St Clair and Helen Iles.

MANDURAH writer Jude St Clair won first place in the Marathon Writing Competition.

Hosted by the Society of Women Writers WA on September 17, entries included raw stories or poems that they can use for future writing projects.

Ms St Clair has won a place in the past four marathons, winning the trophy in September last year, and placing second and third in two previous years.

She describes herself as a budding crime novelist who enjoyed life to the fullest.

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In October, she will travel to New Orleans, where she will spend two years researching and writing her stories.

“I love to travel and experience new things,” she said.

She has previously experienced parachuting, whitewater rafting, mechanical bull riding, parasailing and hitchhiking around Australia, and taken a ride on a Harley, owned a convertible and partied on Bourbon Street, New Orleans.