Heather Flood’s two entries won first and second prizes in the poetry section of the Anderida Writers Annual Short Story and Poetry Competition, with her husband Tony and Patrick Chapman joint winners of the Short Story section.
The event was attended by 24 people at the Hydro Hotel on Tuesday October 12th when actors Brian Capron and Susan Thacker superbly read out the entries.

The full results were as follows:
SHORT STORY COMPETITION – Joint 1st – Patrick Chapman (Monet’s Revenge) and Tony Flood (A Furious Wife); 3rd John Newton (The Game);
4th John Newton (Four Stages of Christmas); Highly Commended – Jackie Farmer (The Balance).
POETRY COMPETITION – 1st Heather Flood (The Time We’ve Lost); 2nd Heather Flood (If You Let It); 3rd Michael Racher (Not For-got-goon).
Highly commended – Deanne Smith (A Change is as good as a rest).
The first prizes were £60, shared by the two joint winners of the short story section, and £50 for the winner of the poetry section.
Excellent additional prizes were tea for two at top hotels the Langham and the Hydro; meals at other popular eateries Haberdashers Kitchen and Cafe Old Town, a £20 Waterstones voucher donated by competition secretary Francis Wait, and two more cash prizes.
The Anderida Accolade for outstanding services to the club was presented to chairman Tony Flood by Brian Capron.

PICTURE SHOWS Anderida Writers winners with competition secretary Francis Wait and actors Susan Thacker and Brian Capron. From left to right are: Michael Racher, Francis Wait, Susan Thacker, Brian Capron, Tony Flood, John Newton, Patrick Chapman and Heather Flood.