Hastings Writers’ Group

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On Monday, April 14 we heard the results of our second competition of the year, poetry. Our guest judge was prize-winning local poet, Kim Lasky.

Kim was very complimentary about our efforts, and gave comprehensive feedback to everyone who had entered. She told us she was looking for the use of a poetry form which complemented and supported the subject matter, as well as the use of language and the rhythm of the poems.

The eventual winners were: in joint fourth place, The Slip, Diana Lock, and On the Hill, Marcia Woolf. Roz Balp was in third place with Overkill, Sara Young was second with Jack, and the deserved winner was Jill Fricker with the moving Out of Niger.

Hastings Writers’ Group meets fortnightly at the White Rock Hotel. The group is currently fully subscribed, but if you would like to know more about our activities or to be put on our membership waiting list, please email membership.HWG@gmail.com or telephone Stephanie Gaunt on 01424 252888.

Our current anthology, Animal Writes, which benefits RSPCA Bluebell Ridge and also Dogs for the Disabled, can be purchased online from our website, www.hastingswriters.co.uk.

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