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‘Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation’

Printed Matter bookshop will be jointly hosting the book launch of ‘Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation’ with Grace Blakeley and Hastings Momentum at St Mary in the Castle, Wednesday, 18 September. 6pm. £2 Door entry. Lee Humphries writes.

Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto by Aaron Bastani

‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism’

The book launch of Aaron Bastani’s Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto, will take place at St Mary in the Castle on Monday 10 June, 6pm. £2 on the door. A different kind of politics for a new kind of society: beyond work, scarcity and capitalism. Lee Humphries writes.

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Adult fairies at the Bookkeeper

Local author Glyn Carter launches his first collection of short stories on Friday 10 May. Erica Smith wandered down the garden path to find out more.

Posted 17:04 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 In: Literature
Sir David Hare, Patron of Hastings LitFest

Hastings Literary Festival unveils 2019 programme

Hastings Literary Festival has announced its programme for 2019, featuring George Orwell’s adopted son Richard Blair, musician and writer Tracey Thorn, TV presenters Alice Roberts and Lucy Cooke, and many local authors among a wide array of literary talent. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths spills the beans.

Letter to my Father

Interested in Kafka?

Local resident, Howard Colyer is giving a reading of his translation of Kafka’s Letter to my Father at Printed Matter Bookshop. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks him about his connection with Kafka.

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Strictly come write-in: November in Hastings

It’s November and it’s NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, the phenomenon that has people globally putting pen to paper to achieve 50,000 words in one month. Anyone, regardless of experience, age, gender or nationality, can join the virtual international community and support network that helps people find their voice through writing – and what’s better than that? Hastings Central Library and Sea Kale are supporting local scribes by providing the space for the write-ins organised by HOT’s

Writing group in action

Want to do some creative writing but not sure where to start?

If so, the group run by Dany Louise  might be exactly what you are looking for. Dany runs an informal creative writing session once a month, focusing on one aspect of writing each session – could be dialogue, could be description, opening sentences, plotting, character, or any theme that makes good writing material (love, death, and pretty much everything in between).

Posted 11:43 Monday, Nov 5, 2018 In: Literature Tags: ,
Penny with her books

‘First In The World Somewhere’

First In The World Somewhere is a memoir by local resident, Penny Pepper: writer, poet, activist and punky pioneer. Described by actor, comedian and activist, Liz Carr as “A force of nature and a voice like no other”. Penny will be performing in Hastings, her home town, at Bookbuster in November.

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