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Reading The South

Reading The South

During November, Hastings Library will be offering a number of FREE reading and creative writing workshops. Open to everyone, the theme of all the workshops is: What Sussex Means To You.

Reading workshops

Come along ready to talk about what Sussex means to you, via the writing of contemporary local authors, whose work is influenced by either living in or writing about Sussex.

The workshops are taking place all over East and West Sussex and include a wide range of writers. Tessa Boase, author of The Housekeeper’s Tale, who has been a judge on both the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and The Guild of Food Writers Critic of the Year Award, will be running the workshops at Hastings Library on:

Tuesday 24 November, 15-17pm, Friday 27 November 15-17pm and Monday 30 November.

It isn’t necessary to have read the authors’ work, although sessions will include readings from their own and other relevant novels. You may have read other fiction or non-fiction about Sussex, which you are invited to bring along. Ultimately, these workshops can be entered into from a purely personal point of view.

Creative Writing Workshops

The workshops are themed in the same way, except that, as well as discussion, there is an interactive element, where you can explore creating your own prose around the theme: What The South Means To Me. John McCullough, author of The Frost Fairs, which is a former winner of The Independent Book Of The Year Award, will be hosting these workshops. John has also written commissioned poems for the British Museum and the British Film Institute.

For more information, check out the website here.



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Posted 10:24 Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 In: Literature

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