Hastings Writers’ Group

WE are always excited when it comes to competition results time, and on Monday, June 16 it was no exception.

This time it was Life Writing, with our judge, writer and creative writing tutor Andrea Samuelson.

Judging this particular genre is hard, because people often share experiences they have never talked about, let alone written about before, and the judge must be sensitive to the emotions generated by these revelations. However, Andrea dealt with these issues carefully and well.

The eventual winner were: in joint fourth place, Jill Fricker with A Very Ordinary Miracle and Mike Walsh with Fearless Mary Fosdick. Third was Marcia Woolf, with Miss Brockway’s Legacy, second, John Cole with Chasing Rats. The winner was Roz Balp, with a funny and well-observed piece, Job Quest.

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.

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