Thursday, 17 May 2012

Meeting Report: 14th May 2012

It was a dark and rainy evening in Hastings on Monday 14 May but not for Group members who listened to their colleagues read out their entries for our current competition – travel writing. 
   We spent a romantic April in Paris, then journeyed across the Atlantic to Ecuador on a banana-boat.  We travelled Route 66 in a beat-up bug with an engine like an egg-whisk, hung out in dodgy bars in Sacramento, saw black bears in the Rockies and geysers in Iceland.  We went swimming on Christmas Day in New Zealand, and joined in a colourful family party in Karachi before going for a jog in New York’s Central Park. We travelled on buses in Bermuda while exploring museums in Barcelona and visiting the homes of the great composers in Germany.  Back in England, we walked the ancient walls of York in the footsteps of the Vikings, and then, coming right back home, settled down for a refreshing cuppa with ‘The Good Scone Guide to Hastings’.
   As well as enjoying the writing, it was also very interesting to discover the range and variety of others’ experiences, and to learn a bit about people’s personal histories.
   The competition will be judged by Jeff Jewson Fleming of Eastbourne New Writers, and we will learn the results next month.
    The Group meets fortnightly at the White Rock Hotel. If you are interested in joining (there is currently a waiting list), or in finding out more about our activities, please contact the Membership Secretary, Amanda Giles, on 01424 442707 or e-mail You can also visit our website at

Report by Steph Gaunt

1 comment:

  1. Hi Steph,

    Nice to see a writers group in the UK. My site My Perfect Pitch compliments yours, consisting of interesting articles from a published author, and a free writers yearbook with over 1000 book publishers currently accepting submissions. Keep up the good work.

    Regards, Brian