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Decolonising the University

‘De-colonising the University’

The book, Decolonising the University is the subject of a book talk organised by Lee Humphries at his bookshop, Printed Matter Bookshop on Queen’s Road. Two of the contributors will be present for the discussion.

Posted 10:29 Monday, Sep 3, 2018 In: Literature Tags: ,
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Hastings Literary Festival

Sam Davey could have come out of the womb with a book in her hand.  From there it was hardly a stretch to bcoming a writer herself and then to co-founding the first Hastings Literary Festival. When HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to her about this new addition to the Hastings annual calendar of festivals and events, she explains: “I was raised on books. I could read before I could walk”.

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When feathers flew – women’s fight for change and the birth of the RSPB

HOT’s Esme Needham reviews Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather by local author Tessa Boase.

Posted 22:11 Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 In: Literature
Commemorative Photograph of Bloomsday 2018 taken outside Hastings Library Photo Alex Brattell

Success of Bloomsday1066

On 16 June, Bloomsday1066 came to Hastings Library, celebrated with readings from James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, the events of which took place in Dublin on that day in 1904. 

Tessa Boase

Mrs Pankhurst’s voluptuous purple feather

Printed Matter Bookshop in Hastings has invited local writer, Tessa Boase to give a talk on her new book, Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather : Fashion, Fury and Feminism – Women’s Fight for Change. Owner Lee Humphries writes.

Bronwen Griffith's latest novel

Here Casts No Shadow

Here Casts No Shadow is the latest novel by local author, Bronwen Griffiths. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks about her deep connection with the written word, her motivation and the inspiration for her latest book, which she will be talking about at two events in May.

Suffragettes' poster parade Reproduced with permission from The Keep

Turbulent Spinsters

Ann Kramer’s latest book, Turbulent Spinsters, is the story of local women who fought for the right to vote. Ann is a prolific writer and has joined forces with Kay Green at Earlyworks Press – both Hastings residents – to publish this book about local social history; a fascinating read for anyone who wants to know how local women contributed to this nationwide campaign and what happened to them on their journey. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Ann about Turbulent Spinsters and her passion for writing and research.

Michael Noble with Carlo at the Psychiatric Hospital in Verona, 1960.

Wood and Fire

Wood and Fire, a short story by HOT’s Chandra Masoliver and one of the stories included in Earlyworks Press new anthology of competition winners, Sorcery of Smog

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