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Winchester Writers’ Festival Short Story Adjudicator and University of Winchester Lecturer, Claire Gradidge, wins Richard and Judy ‘Search for a Bestseller’ competition

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The 2019 Winchester Reading Series

Free to attend and all are welcome. All talks begin at 6pm in the St. Alphege building on main campus, room SAB001. No need to book.

19 March: YA novelist David Owen

David Owen is the author of three novels for Young Adults: Panther (2015), The Fallen Children (2017) and All the Lonely People (Jan 2019), all published by Atom Books, an imprint of Little, Brown/Hachette. In his day job David is a communications specialist and web writer. He is also a graduate of the BA and MA creative writing programmes at Winchester.

For further information, contact MA programme leader Dr Judith Heneghan


The Hampshire Writers’ Society

The Hampshire Writers’ Society welcomes all writers in Hampshire and reaches out to the broadest community, interacting with a unique and growing sector of aspiring writers, identifying new writers and engaging young people by encouraging an interest in writing creatively and critically.

Hampshire Writers’ Society Writing Competition

(Open to both members and non-members)
Click here for details:  HWS Writing Competition
Celebrate the 200 years since the publication of Keats’s ‘Ode to Autumn’ by entering a special competition.  ‘In 300 words, write a poem,  short story or play scene inspired by the opening line: “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness …”‘  The competition will be officially announced at the HWS April meeting with a deadline of midnight on 25th June.  The winning entry will be performed at the Theatre Royal, Winchester, on 7th October by members of the University of Winchester Performing Arts Department.  
Entries to: Helen Adlam, HWS Competitions Manager at:  Please attached your entry to an email which gives the title of the piece and your name.  Please DO NOT include your name on the entry itself.Regular HWS Meetings
For information on the next Hampshire Writers’ Society event and to book a place, please visit: