Janet Kates

About me

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Born in South London I moved to Hastings when I retired from my job as a Social Services Department Training Manager.  My working life consisted of academic writing so I had no time for creative writing until I retired.  I now write short stories and family history memoirs.

Since living in Hastings I have undertaken a City and Guilds Course in embroidery and work as a textile artist.  I have sold many pieces of my work and have received commissions. With three children and six grandchildren scattered round the country a lot of my time is also spent on motorways.

I have been a member of the group for about fifteen years.  During that time I have been a committee member, the treasurer and the chair.

My writing

I write mainly items of family history, short stories and plays.  My adaptation of Frankenstein for the stage was performed at the Stables Theatre in Hastings.

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