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Richard Makin at Electric Palace

Richard Makin

Richard Makin

HOT spoke to Richard Makin prior to his evening performance at Electric Palace. The eccentric and refreshing personality that is Richard Makin enlightened writer Jessica Parker into his preparation for the coming evening, and an insight into the linguistic complexity of his work.

Posted 16:39 Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 In: Literature Tags: Dwelling Jessica Parker Literature Miranda Gavin poetry Richard Makin
Tapestry - Philip Terry

Tapestry – a review

There was a buzz in the atmosphere at the first Reality Street readings and music event at the Electric Palace on Wednesday 19th February 2014.  Local writer, Leigh Kennedy went along to listen and to ask Philip Terry about his novel, Tapestry, a mixture of the comic and tragic in post-1066 England.

Posted 20:26 Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 In: Literature Tags: Electric Palace Reality Street tapestry bayeux tapestry

Micro-stories from Bronwen Griffiths

Bronwen Griffiths is a local writer. Bronwen was in Libya in February 2011 when civil war broke out as part of the wider ‘Arab Spring’. Her novel about Libya will be published in early 2014.

Posted 13:35 Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 In: Literature

Magical in every way

KD Faerydae lives near Hastings. She is currently taking a break from veterinary nursing to write, travel and spend time with loved ones. A lover of all things fantasy, KD’s gifted imagination led others to advise she write a book, resulting in the creation of Hidden Magic, a fantasy book for children aged 10 to 100 and the first book in the Liberty Realm series, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 10:48 Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 In: Literature Tags: Hidden Magic Liberty Realm
Unthank School of Writing

Write your way into the New Year

Local writers, both new and experienced, will have a chance to polish their words when a new branch of the Unthank School of Writing (USoW) opens its doors soon in Hastings. The course tutor, Sharon Zink, explains more.

Posted 10:28 Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 In: Literature Tags: Dr Sharon Zink Hastings January 2014 Unthank School of Writing writing course
Ann Kramer and her book Conscientious Objectors Of The Second World War

Conscientious writing

A new book by respected local author and historian, Ann Kramer, on the topic of conscientious objectors in WWII will be launched in early November. HOT’s Zelly Restorick met with her to speak about the book and her reasons for writing it.

Posted 19:44 Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 In: Literature Tags: ann kramer Conscientious Objectors Of The Second World War Eric Farley Lorna Vahey Refusing To Fight Susannah Farley Green William Elliot Zelly Restorick

Mixed events start Hastings Week

We’re now into Hastings Week – a series of local events, commemorating the skirmish that occurred nearby on October 14, 1066, and culminating in Bonfire Night this Saturday. Last Saturday we had “Books Born in Hastings”, a mini-bookfair in the neo-Gothic splendour of the Town Hall’s Council Chamber, where local authors and publishers peddled their wares, writes Antony Mair.

Posted 10:01 Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 In: Literature Tags: antony Mair books born in hastings earlyworkspress goldsmiths prize Ken Edwards Michael Short postcards fromhastings Reality Street tapestry utter nonsense in hastings victoria seymour
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