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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

Sorcery of Smog anthology of competition winners' short stories

Earlyworks Press launches new anthology

Locally run publishing group Earlyworks Press is about to launch their latest book of competition winners’ short stories, The Sorcery of Smog. Earlyworks produces anthologies of poetry and fiction by writers who have been successful in their competitions, as well as work by members of their club and their associates. Open to all, the competitions attract work of a high standard from across the English-speaking world. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked Kay Green about Earlyworks origins and her vision.

Posted 14:59 Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 In: Literature Tags: , , , , ,
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Is Monogamy Dead?

A question asked – and a book written – by Rosie Wilby, who will be discussing this topic on Thursday 19 April at 6pm at Lee Humphries’ Printed Matter Bookshop. 

Posted 06:40 Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 In: Literature Tags: , , ,
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