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26,000 books are coming to town!

Bloomsbury Publishing and the National Literacy Trust Hub in Hastings are gifting more than 26,000 brand new books to children and adults across Hastings and St Leonards, writes Vanessa Alves.

Posted 09:07 Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 In: Literature Tags: Bloomsbury Publishing books Celia Imrie children reading Chris Smith Hastings Holly Watts homeless shelter J.K. Rowling Kate Pankhurst local schools National Literacy Trust Hub Neil Gaiman Richard Ford St Leonards

Instant Libraries for four local primary schools

KPMG donates Instant Libraries to four primary schools in Hastings supporting most vulnerable children during lockdown. The initiative was supported by a trio of bestselling children’s authors and illustrators.

Posted 07:07 Sunday, May 31, 2020 In: Literature Tags: The Literacy Trust

A cornucopia of bizarre deaths and unsolved murders

HOT’s Carole Benton reviews local author Helena Wojtczak’s latest work: Strange Exits from Hastings: A Cornucopia of Bizarre Deaths and Unsolved Murders.

Posted 08:32 Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020 In: Literature
Hastings Literary Festival 2020

Hastings Literary Festival 2020 Cancelled

Hastings Literary Festival 2020, due to take place at the end of August, has been cancelled following suspension of the Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants fund because of the Coronavirus crisis.

Posted 10:31 Monday, Mar 30, 2020 In: Literature Tags: coronavirus Hastings Literary Festival 2020

Crime detectives in fiction are, in the main, universally flawed: booze, womanising, personality disorders are rife. And those are the men. There is also a strong posse of women detectives with their own issues and another one is joining the throng; Elvira Slate. She is sassy, stylish, a criminal, bright and living in 1940s jazz age and time of the glamorous Hollywood super stardom. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths met up with Helen Jacey, Elvira’s creator to talk about her and the wonderful noir world of sleuthdom.

Posted 15:37 Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 In: Literature Tags: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Shedunnit Productions

Facing up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope

Jonathan Essex of Green House Think Tank will be giving a talk on a new book called Facing up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope. Hosted by Hastings Green Party, the talk is open to all. Tuesday 26 November at the Pig’s Palace, 37 White Rock, Hastings 7 – 9.00 pm. Julia Hilton writes.

Posted 19:20 Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 In: Literature Tags: Hastings Green Party Julia Hilton

Book launch: ‘Dhanmondi Road’

You’re invited to the book launch of Robin Young’s, Dhanmondi Road at Printed Matter Bookshop on Monday 14 October at 6pm. Free entry.

Posted 16:52 Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 In: Literature Tags: Dhanmondi Road Printed Matter Bookshop

‘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.

Posted 21:16 Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 In: Literature Tags: Grace Blakeley Lee Humphries Momentum Printed Matter Bookshop Repeater Books Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation
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