Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Planning Meeting - 19th September, 2016

On 19th September, it was our annual planning meeting, at which members gather to suggest competitions, judges and activities for the following year before voting to finalise the programme. A small but enthusiastic group assembled to discuss what we all wanted to do. There was agreement and disagreement, but fortunately, it was always amicable. This was a particularly important meeting as 2017 sees us celebrate our platinum anniversary as Hastings Writers' Group was founded in 1947 and is one of the oldest in the country. Another item on the agenda was, therefore, the celebration anthology, Strandline 11; it was unanimously voted to have an anthology and to have it unthemed but 'drawing inspiration' from the platinum celebration year. Many of the members present immediately volunteered to be involved in the project as writers, editors and proof-readers. 2017 will be a very busy year for the group as honorary member, Rosemary Bartholomew, is also organising a children's anthology to raise money for three local children's charities. Stories and poems are invited from primary-aged children (5 to 11) who live in Hastings or St Leonards. For more information, please email hwg.childrensproject@gmail.com

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