Updated statement… competitions will still go ahead.
In response to current circumstances, a decision at the University of Winchester to move to online delivery has meant that it is no longer possible for the Hampshire Writers’ Society to hold its meetings at the Stripe Theatre.
Sadly, it has been necessary to cancel the Society’s events scheduled for April, May and June. The competitions will still go ahead, but the adjudicators may change.
The current situation is being kept under review, such that the Society will consider ways of adapting to the new landscape in which we find ourselves.
We aim to launch our new season in September 2020 as previously planned, should there be a significant change to prevailing circumstances.
The Hampshire Writers’ Society sends very best wishes to all at this challenging time.
Dr Gary Farnell, Chairman of the Hampshire Writers’ Society