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Hastings 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. 

Posted 08:34 Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 In: Literature Tags: ,
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There are many myths that the beneficiaries of neo-liberal capitalism like to peddle about the Thatcher years. The most frequent is that economic growth was much better under Thatcher and she enabled the UK to ‘catch up’ with other capitalist economies. However, it is time to look afresh at the 1970s. Lee Humphries writes.

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Insights into the Levellers

Lee Humphries of Printed Matter Bookshop has organised a book reading of The Leveller Revolution with author, John Rees, who tells the gripping story of the Levellers, the radical movement at the heart of the English Revolution.  Zelly Restorick asks Lee Humphries about the book, the author and his dream of running his own bookshop.

The Literary Shed

The Literary Shed

The Literary Shed celebrates many of the things we love best – words, in any form, the arts, pop culture, food, travel, the sea and the occasional Literary Cat.

Posted 06:01 Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 In: Literature Tags: ,
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Do you speak seagull?

I am so happy to post this article by Alex Lockwood, writes Zelly Restorick. When I read his words, submitted to HOT by Transition Town Hastings, I felt immediate rapport and resonance – and that warm reassuring feeling that emerges when we know we are not alone in our way of seeing the world.

The Naked Shore of the North Sea by Tom Blass

The Naked Shore of the North Sea

Local author, Tom Blass, will be reading from his latest book The Naked Shore of the North Sea. With a background in anthropology, law and and political geography, Tom Blass works as a journalist and editor specialising in issues relating to business, law, human rights and foreign policy. Lee Humphries 

Another of Lauren Child's books featuring Clarice Bean

Lauren Child to speak at this year’s Storytelling Festival in Hastings

The well known children’s book author and new Children’s Laureate Lauren Child will be speaking at the Hastings Storytelling Festival this year. HOT’s youngest journalist, teenager Esme Needham, sent her some questions about her books and the importance of reading and writing for children and young people.

A quote from displaced Russian author Alia Aivasovsky

Throw some coins into the sea to set a boat adrift

It is 100 years since the Russian Revolution. Like all turbulent times, it caused artists and writers to leave their home country. The Links Project, ExploreTheArch and The Wine Shed have teamed up to honour all authors displaced by unrestful times and political instability across the world.

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