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Unknown-1Hastings Litfest seeks local literary volunteers

Local literary fans are invited to become volunteers at Hastings Litfest, the South Coast’s newest Literary Festival, which is coming to Hastings from 31 August to 2 September this year. The festival needs local people to help make the event an amazing success story so that it can go on to become an annual fixture in the town. 

“The event is being organized by writers for writers of all abilities and in all genres,” writes local novelist, Marcia Woolf. “There will be workshops, talks by prominent authors, live performances and the chance to meet publishers and agents. Whether you are an aspiring author or would just like to try your hand at poetry or songwriting, Hastings Litfest will connect you with like-minded individuals. Events will take place at venues from the Old Town in Hastings – popular with artists and home to the Jerwood Gallery – to St Leonards.”

Two volunteer recruitment sessions are being held on Saturday 24 February at the White Rock Hotel, Hastings (opposite the pier) from 10am to midday and from 1pm to 3pm. Anyone interested in finding out more can just drop in during these times to meet the event organisers and to hear about their plans for the Litfest.

All volunteers will get the opportunity to attend activities on the Festival Programme, from workshops to plays, and to meet some fantastic authors. Highlights of the event include a crime writing competition, specialist writing workshops and evening entertainments. Budding writers will be able to book a ‘meet the agent’ session or attend talks by well-known authors.

Volunteers must also be aged 18+ at the time the Litfest takes place. A good knowledge of Hastings and St Leonards would be helpful but not essential. If you would like to join the Litfest volunteers but are unable to get to the sessions on 24 February, please go on to our website: Hastings Litfest and fill in the contact form.

Posted 08:34 Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 In: Literature

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