Sunday, 29 January 2012

Meeting Report: 23rd January 2012

At our last meeting members read out their entries for the first of five competitions towards our Writer of the Year 2012 award. This was for an open-theme poem of up to 40 lines and the competition attracted a good response with 22 entries being submitted. These included some strong and varied work: thoughtful, sad, poignant and humorous poems covered a wide range of topics with even a couple of murders for good measure. Our judge, award-winning poet and creative writing teacher Kim Lasky, will attend on 20 February with her feedback and the results.
Kate O'Hearn, our Deputy Chair, was able to report the third book in her very successful Pegasus series 'Pegasus and the New Olympians' is just out, and the publisher is planning book tours for her. We are delighted that Kate's writing career has taken off in a big way.
Other news is that at the recent local Bowskill Trophy presentations, Hastings Writers' Group was awarded a framed Certificate of Merit for 'support to writers at all levels' which was displayed at the meeting for everyone to admire.
Our latest publication 'Ghost Writers' containing 20 spooky tales for dark evenings is on sale from some local shops or obtainable by post at £6.50, cheques to Hastings Writers' Group at 39 Emmanuel Road, Hastings, TN34 3LB. Profits will be shared with the Association of Carers Young Carers.
For further information about our group please visit or contact our Membership Secretary, Amanda Giles, at or tel. 01424 442707

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