Hastings Writers’ Group

THE group hit the ground running at our first meeting of 2014 on Monday, January 6.

Our resident star author Kate O’Hearn led a challenging - and entertaining - workshop on dialogue and the use of accents. The session was very well attended, and everyone had plenty of opportunity to join with practical writing exercises.

Just a reminder of the news from our end-of-year Presentation Evening in December. Our premier writing prize, the Catherine Cookson cup for an outstanding short story, was won by Mike Walsh, with Carol Pullen, Lee Owen and Marcia Woolf in second, third and fourth places.

The Writer of the Year award for the best performance in competitions throughout the year was won by Stephanie Gaunt.

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 on-line from our website, www.hastingswriters.co.uk. You can also find our page on Facebook.