A winning entry!

Hastings Writers' Group 2013 Memoir Competition

judged by Andrea Samuelson

   Congrats to our worthy winner, Eileen! Now we can cancel the trip to Kabul!


 2013 Memoir Competition Results

First place – Eileen Masters

A Dangerous Place to Picnic an extract from her book

Eileen has served as an aid worker in Afghanistan – a dangerous place at the best of times. And this is one of the many tales Eileen could tell of that wartorn country – this was not a quick trip to the corner shop but a dangerous trip through the Khyber Pass – an exciting story excitingly told.

Andrea said:I felt it was a very professional piece which combined literary imagery, laid-back humour and journalistic accuracy.”

Richard Holdsworth