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Clare's poetry published

A young Benalla writer has been published in a High Country Library book.

February 1, 2013 6:55am

Clare Pryor has won a spot in the Writes of Spring competition with her poem.

As the Benalla Ensign reported a few weeks ago, our town has its share of talented writers, with 13-year-old Clare Pryor the latest to join the ranks of the published.

Clare’s passion for poetry from a young age has paid off after earning a spot in the combined High Country Library Corporation and State Library of Victoria’s Writes of Spring book, and winning a Readings Bookshop voucher.

With Clare’s parents nurturing her talent — her father John has just published his third book in retirement — the home-schooled student was bound to flourish.

While maintaining an interest in most things, Clare is particularly attracted to putting pen to paper about animals, having two dogs and a cat.

Her favourite authors are Tolkien, Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy and George Elliott and she reads every night. Clare’s talents know no bounds — she is also a pianist.

Clare will this year head to Melbourne where she will attend boarding school.

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