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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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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 

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