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East Sussex youngsters to get chance to design for children’s books

Some lucky Hastings and St Leonards youngsters will get the chance to see their creative work in print reports Angela J. Phillip. This will be in a popular children’s book series, thanks to author Kate Wiseman.

Posted 14:36 Friday, Aug 9, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip Chidlren's Books Ed Boxall Hastings library Hastings Literary Festival Hastings LitFest 2019 Kate Wiseman
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Bookchat: You tell the stories your way – life writing as only you know how (and events July 23 onwards)

Is it about writing a whole life story? No, not really. What then? It’s about hundreds and thousands of stories. All yours and only you can do it. That’s what it is. The stories of your life. Little ones, big ones, other people’s stories seen through your eyes. Your opinions on things. Think of Phoebe Waller-Bridge with Fleabag. Think of Karl Ove Knausgaard. The stories will be there for your children or other people’s children. For everyone. You can make us laugh and cry and wonder at the life you’ve led. Angela J. Phillip has a look at how to do it.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip Hastings Literary Festival Hastings LitFest 2019 Life writing
The Jewelled Jaguar by Sharon Tregenza

Bookchat: Top five children’s books in East Sussex (and events July 16 onwards)

A total of 620 children from 36 schools in East Sussex voted to choose their favourite books in a competition organised as part of a series of events where authors read extracts of their work to children across the county. Angela J. Phillip looks at The Jewelled Jaguar by Sharon Tregenza which came first and the other four top books suitable for 9 – 11-year-olds (and upwards to about 95 or so).

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Ally Sherrick Angela J. Phillip children's books Creative Writing courses CWP and New Writing South Hastings Literary Festival Ross Welford Sarah Lean Sharon Cohen Sharon Tregenza The Literary Shed
Lucy Cooke

Springwatch star Lucy lifts the lid on animals’ hidden lives in hometown show

TV presenter and author Lucy Cooke will be demolishing the myths and mystique surrounding some of the world’s best-loved creatures in a funny and fascinating show as part of  the Hastings Literary Festival, reports Angela J. Phillip.

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
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Hastings Literary Festival

Sam Davey could have come out of the womb with a book in her hand.  From there it was hardly a stretch to bcoming a writer herself and then to co-founding the first Hastings Literary Festival. When HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to her about this new addition to the Hastings annual calendar of festivals and events, she explains: “I was raised on books. I could read before I could walk”.

Posted 14:50 Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 In: Literature Tags: Agatha Christie coastal currents Hastings Literary Festival Hercule Poirot International Composers Julian Sands Kevin Brooks Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Marcia Woolf Patrick Gale Rianna Walcott Sam Davey Seafood and Wine Simon Mower Trhough the Lens

Here Casts No Shadow

Here Casts No Shadow is the latest novel by local author, Bronwen Griffiths. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks about her deep connection with the written word, her motivation and the inspiration for her latest book, which she will be talking about at two events in May.

Posted 08:32 Friday, Apr 6, 2018 In: Literature Tags: A bird in the house Bronwen Griffiths Hastings Fringe Hastings Literary Festival Here Casts No Shadow Printed Matter Bookshop Rye Bookshop Troubador Publishing
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