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John Dorsey, poet

Prizewinning US poet, John Dorsey at Bookbusters (and literary events from 29 October 2019)

‘Do you need tickets?’ somebody asked at the door of Bookbusters as she peered into the crowded shop. But no, you didn’t. For a donation of a couple of pounds you could listen to the poems, read your own and have a glass of wine. Time out from the grey drizzle for two or three hours as Tim Barton, the shop owner, and Pete Donohue, the host, made everyone warmly welcome. The guest of honour was the prize-winning American poet, John Dorsey.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Alice Denny Angela J. Phillip BOOKBUSTER Brian Docherty John Dorsey Pete Donohue Tim Barton Tom O'Brien
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.

Posted 09:05 Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: A Vasudevan All the light we cannot see Andrea Levy Angela J. Phillip Anthony Doerr Big Sky BOOKBUSTER Candy Denman Creative Writing courses CWP and New Writing South Elena Ferrante Esi Edugyan Hastings Literary Festival Hastingslitfest Jessie Burton Paul Burston The Bookkeeper Bookshop The Literary Shed The Printed Matter Bookshop Yaa Gyasi
Susan Evans at Sheer Poetry

Sheer Poetry: Sheer Delight with Susan Evans, John D. Robinson and Lucy Brennan-Shiel

Collapsible stools, a bike and a motley collection of folk poured into the space in Bookbuster’s that Tim Barton had only just managed to get ready at the end of his long working day. And nobody could guess what a heavy day that had been as he handed out glasses of wine and, along with Pete Donohue who was hosting the event, made everyone welcome: the three special guests, poets from the surrounding areas and the ones like us who had come to listen.

Posted 18:45 Monday, Jun 24, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip BOOKBUSTER Brian Docherty Carole Segal Dee Howard James Joyce John D Robinson Lucy Brennan Shiel Merlin Betts Paul A.Green Pete Donohue Sheer Poetry Susan Evans Tim Barton Zarir Sethna
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!  

Posted 18:05 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: A Vasudevan Angela J. Phillip BOOKBUSTER New Writing South Rachel Neuburger-Reynolds reasons to write Susan Green The Bookkeeper Bookshop The Literary Shed The Printed Matter Bookshop
Dangerous

Bookchat: Writing is dangerous (and events June 18 onwards)

“No, don’t do it,” they said. “It will have terrible consequences,” and I started to think about how some people might use my story for their own purposes. Bad purposes. “Yes, you must write what you want,” somebody else said, “whatever the consequences.”

Posted 09:05 Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip BOOKBUSTER John Boyne My brother's name is Jessica Printed Matter Bookshop Rachel Neuburger The Bookkeeper Bookshop
Bookbuster 39 Queen's Rd, Hastings

Best Bookshops: Bookbuster, Queens Rd, Hastings

That’s right – not Blockbuster (past and gone), it’s book …book … Bookbuster (alive and exciting)! Tim Barton talks to Angela J. Phillip about what it’s like to run a small independent bookshop promoting poetry and offering book selections and interesting additional services to meet local needs.

Posted 09:00 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip Best Bookshops BOOKBUSTER Tim Barton
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.

Posted 15:40 Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: A Vasudevan Angela J. Phillip BOOKBUSTER Peter Wohlleben Printed Matter Bookshop The Bookkeeper Bookshop The Hidden Life of Trees The Literary Shed
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