Results of Poetry Competition, April 2015
Judge was Antony Mair. First: Elizabeth Allen, ‘The New Wife’. Second: Sally-Ann Clark, ‘Cairn. Third: ‘A Little Less Conversation’, Liz Caluori. Fourth: ‘Dungeness’, John Taylor.
Results of Flash Fiction Competition, March 2015
Judge was Alexandra Benedict. First: Sally-Ann Clark, ‘In Perspective’. Second: Diana Lock, ‘Missing Baggage’. Third: Marcia Woolf, ‘Devotion’. Fourth: Roz Balp, ‘The Green Door’.
Results of Radio Play Competition, November 2014
Judge was Shaun McKenna. First: Jill Fricker, ‘All Those Heavenly Fowls’. Second: Roz Balp, ‘Lost and Found’. Third: ‘Strangeness on a Train’, Vicky Armstrong. Fourth: Marcia Woolf, ‘Crossed Lines’.
Goodbye to our Chair
At our AGM on 27 October, our popular Chair, Jill Fricker sadly stood down. She will be replaced by Eileen Masters. See here for further details of the new HWG Committee.
Results of ‘Hidden Gems’ Competition, October 2014
Judge was Dr Elizabeth Allen. First: Vicky Armstrong, ‘Mr Hat’. Second: John Taylor, ‘Loved Ones’.
Results of Crime Writing Competition, September 2014
Judge was Phil Viner. First: Eileen Masters, ‘The Police Chief’s New Clothes’. Second: Jill Fricker, ‘What the Heron knows’. Third: Musetta Ripamonti, ‘Yokohama Duet’. Fourth: Diana Lock ‘The Energy of the Crescent Moon’,
Results of Life Writing Competition, June 2014
Judge was Andrea Samuelson. First: Roz Balp, ‘Job Quest’. Second: John Cole, ‘Chasing Rats’. Third: Marcia Woolf, ‘Miss Brockway’s Legacy’. Joint Fourth: Mike Walsh, ‘Fearless Mary Fosdyke’, Jill Fricker, ‘A very ordinary miracle’.
Results of Poetry Competition, April 2014
Judge was Kim Lasky. First: Jill Fricker, ‘Out of Niger’, Second: Sara Young, ‘Jack’, Third: ‘Overkill’, Roz Balp, Joint Fourth:Marcia Woolf, ‘On the Hill’, Diana Lock, ‘The Slip’.
Results of Short Story Competition, March 2014
Complete story from given opening paragraph. Judge was thriller writer James Carol.
First: Roz Balp, ‘The New Order’, Second: Mike Walsh, ‘The Wasteland’, Third: Linda Blackhall, ‘We are the People’, Joint Fourth: Jill Fricker, ‘Falling to Earth’, Stephanie Gaunt, ‘The Choice’
HWG Awards 2014
Catherine Cookson Cup
Judged by poet, short story writer and creative writing tutor, Catherine Smith. Winner: Liz Allen, ‘Growing Pains’; second: Sam Davey, ‘The Night Baby’; third: Roz Balp, ‘Last Tagine in Marrakesh’; fourth: Diana Lock, ‘Desert Dreams’.
HWG Writer of the Year
Presented by Group Patron, Tamara McKinley. Joint Winners: Jill Fricker and Roz Balp