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Barnsley Writer Wins Award

Wednesday April 18 2012




A BARNSLEY writer has won an award for a short story she wrote about horse racing.

Hannah Barraclough - who writes under the pen name HJ Rogers - runs writing workshops for local youngsters.

She has been named as the joint winner of the Martin Wills Writing Award at Newmarket Racecourse and will get a trophy, a cash prize of £1250, and an all expenses day racing at Newmarket.

She said: " I will also be published in The Racing Post and I will be given the opportunity to undertake two weeks work experience at The Racing Post.

"I won with my short story 'The 2.20 at Wetherby' which is about an old man with dementia who hallucinates visions of horses."

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Reply Posted by Chris on Wednesday April 18 2012 at 12:43
Great news! Congratulations, Hannah. Another step towards putting Barnsley on the cultural map.

Reply Posted by Chris on Wednesday April 18 2012 at 12:43
Great news! Congratulations, Hannah. Another step towards putting Barnsley on the cultural map.

Reply Posted by Joolz on Thursday April 19 2012 at 15:19
Brilliant news, great to hear about Barnsley folk doing well.

Reply Posted by Eveball on Sunday April 22 2012 at 11:21
more about the writing workshop?
i'd love to go! i love writing xxx

Reply Posted by Mo Heathcote on Sunday April 22 2012 at 11:44
Congratulations Hannah! My bloody dream is to be a writer in Barnsley for any publication. :(