February Meeting Report – Angela Hicken

Angela Hicken, Literature Development Officer with the Hampshire Cultural Trust is only too aware that there are many sectors who will enjoy the intervention of the written word.

Angela Speaking at HWS
Angela Speaking at HWS

A sad statistic is that only 36% of our population read for pleasure.

Angela programmes and promotes events supported by the trust. She tells us that she has been lucky to come into contact with writing collaborations such as Prime Writers and The Killer Women.

Continuing to work with the Hampshire Poet 2016, Isabel Rogers exploring the relief brought to sufferers of mental illness by poetry, Angela listed the Winchester Poetry Festival as an important event. It takes place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October 2016.

Not to be missed this year is the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice. Linking with this event, the Hampshire Cultural Trust will launch two new competitions – a YA letter writing and a short story.

Please see the HWS Website Events page and the member newsletter for a full list of the events outlined in Angela’s talk.

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