Hastings Writers’ Group

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OUR meeting began with announcements from the chairman.

The Love Cafe poetry event had been a great success and generated interest from several potential new members who had come along to meet us.

Hastings Writers’ Group (HWG) will be at the Books Born in Hastings event on Saturday, October 12. Our new anthology Animal Writes will be available, along with previous publications including Strandline.

Books written by members will also be available on the day and Anne Hooker will be there with her recently published anthology Inspiration.

The remainder of the evening was devoted to the entries of our Mini-Play competition. As always with HWG the scope of the plays was broad. We had comedy, tragedy, drama and science fiction: tales of engineering apprentices in the 1970s; small scary, hairy creatures using writers to escape their dying planet; a young man searching for his Comanche roots; dodgy dealings and robbery in London; the unexpected result of meditation and sequins; a thoughtful before, during and after life experience and a 19th century whodunnit.

The Hastings Writers’ Group meets fortnightly at the White Rock Hotel. Our current group anthology, Strandline, is available at the Hastings Waterstones, in Priory Meadow.

We currently have a very few vacancies for new members - if you are interested in joining the group, or in finding out more about our activities, please contact the membership secretary, Amanda Giles, on 01424 442707 or e-mail membership.hwg@gmail.com. You can also visit our website at www.hastingswriters.co.uk, or find our page on Facebook.