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'The closer I get' by Paul Burston

The Closer I Get, a book of our time (and literary events from 27 Aug, 2019)

A. Vasudevan reviews Paul Burston’s new book, published by Orenda Books.

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Bookchat: Be fearless – write your truth (and events Aug 13 onwards)

We have an almost overwhelming urge to make things better. To chop out ragged edges so that clear shapes emerge. To provide explanations and make things fit. The most powerful urge is to send a moral message but all these instincts are the enemies of our truths. Angela J. Phillip looks for inspiration from the writers of five incredible books who showed and shared their characters’ experience, but left the readers to interpret.

The upstairs performance room, The House of Marcelle © Morokoth Fournier des Corats

Intimate theatre at its best, The House of Marcelle

The arts are littered with beautiful works based on lost love letters, A. Vasudevan writes. The House of Marcelle, Explore the Arch’s latest offering, joins them, drawing on the missives of Marcelle van Caillie and lover-later-husband Henry Sanford. A multi-sensory work, it brings the forgotten female artist vividly to life.

Polyamory

Theatre Nation at Hastings Fringe 2019

Theatre Nation’s Patrick Kealey and Tom Daldry bring two dynamic productions to Hastings this month, writes A. Vasudevan. Part of Hastings Fringe 2019, Kealey’s one-man show, The Life and Rhymes of Archy and Mehitabel, opens at The St Leonards Pub, and Daldry’s self-penned black comedy Polyamory? at The Pig’s Palace.

Flash fiction

Bookchat: Flash fiction – kerpow! (and events July 9 onwards)

Yes, it’s very short. Condensed and explosive. Reader reads. Reader expands and story lingers. That’s how it works but how do you write a piece like that? Angela J. Phillip explores the form of the flash, dribble, drabble, micro – or the tiny tiny story with the long life.

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson

Bookchat: 10 books for summer reading (and events July 2 onwards)

Sun sweetly shines, sea gently ripples, relax and reach for a book.  Angela J. Phillip offers ten sizzlers you might like to try from detective stories through a strange tale with a philosophical slant to moving tales of love and music.

Cheerful writing

Bookchat: Reasons to feel cheerful and write (and events June 25 onwards)

Why do we write? Somebody said it was to find out what we think. Last Thursday at the Sheer Poetry event at Bookbusters, Susan Evans told us that Anais Nin said it was ‘to taste life twice’. Angela J. Phillip has a look at some of the reasons we write – and some of the effects!  

Really Independent Bookshop Week Jun 15 - 22

Bookchat – ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ (and events June 11 onwards)

Here is the events and news section that was previously underneath the main feature in Angela J. Phillip’s Hastings Bookchat. It’s now separate because people said they couldn’t find it. Please post comments if you would like further changes. Thanks for your feedback.

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