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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Children in East Sussex are being enlisted to help a team of ‘animal agents’ as this year’s Summer Reading Challenge gets underway. Youngsters are being tasked with joining creatures furry, scaly and slippery, who are out to crack a case at the local library with the help of their friends.

Posted 16:33 Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 In: Literature Tags: Bill Bentley Summer Reading Challenge Tony Ross
Bronwen Griffiths with her book, Not Here, Not Us.

Syrian short stories talk by author

Local author, Bronwen Griffiths will be giving a talk about her book of short stories about Syria, ‘Not Here, Not Us’ at the Cafe Rue de Pera in Queens Road at 6.30pm this Thursday, 27 July. She’ll be talking about why she wrote the book and giving some readings, including new and unpublished work.

Posted 08:57 Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 In: Literature Tags: Bronwen Griffiths refugees Syria
Angels of Islington

Angels of Islington

Political satire & supernatural fantasy collide as ‘Angels of Islington’ Serve & Protect! Former Whitehall insider and Hastings resident, Sam Davey launches her new book.

Posted 13:21 Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 In: Literature Tags: Angels of Islington Civil Service John Manzoni Major Projects Authority Mirador Publishing Sam Davey
Celebrate the Mountains Image by Thom Kofoed

Celebrate the Mountains

You will be familiar with the creative endeavours of Thom Kofoed, local resident, part of the team at St Mary’s in the Castle and committed and determined artist, poet and writer. He and his partner, John Murray, have now created a weekly newsletter of their work – including poetry, prose and illustrations. They’ve both invested a huge amount of time and energy in developing their creativity – and now they’re sharing their work with you. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 16:34 Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 In: Literature Tags: John Murray Lauren Thom Kofoed Untitled (Miss.Ms.Other)
Imagine Nation/Turner House Launch. Turner House, 6 Pevensey Road TN38 0JZ

Ed Boxall pier workshop

Come along to a free family fun-day on Hastings Pier on Saturday 10 June. Local author and illustrator, Ed Boxall and Hastings Pier have teamed up to create a new children’s book about the Pier, which will be launched on the day. Ed will also be offering free storytelling workshops during the day. Annalise Elam from 

Posted 12:00 Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 In: Literature Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group Annalise Elam Dolly Parton Hastings Borough Council Hastings Town Singers Imagination Library Imagine Nation Karen Shute’s yoga. The Discovery Playground The White Rock Theatre
Front cover of Imagine That!

Imagine That!

This year marks the Platinum Anniversary of the Hastings Writers’ Group. Yes, that’s 70 years! As part of their celebrations, they decided to publish a children’s anthology to support local charities and encourage the authors of the future. Amanda Giles from the Anthology Team writes.

Posted 05:55 In: Literature Tags: Amanda Giles Anne Hooker Anne Spiring Carol Pullen Charity for Kids Hastings Writers’ Group Imagine That! Rosemary Bartholomew Roz Balp The Oliver Curd Trust
Illustration by Thom Kofoed

Wide, fantastic circles

Thom Kofoed writes.

Posted 09:54 Tuesday, May 30, 2017 In: Literature Tags: Thom Kofoed
Photo by John Marsh and Thom Kofoed

Lauren by Thom Kofoed

This piece of writing is part of Thom Kofoed’s exhibition in the crypt at St Mary in the Castle, ‘untitled (Miss. Ms. Other)’. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver felt it was such a real, well written and heartfelt piece that we should publish it here.

Posted 13:28 Monday, Apr 24, 2017 In: Literature Tags: Chandra Masoliver Lauren Conrad Thom Kofoed
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