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- Sun 25 Sept25SunSeptHastings Young Writers Showcase25 Sept 2022, 11:00 – 12:00Kino-Teatr, 43-49 Norman Rd, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0EG, UKCome and hear the latest work from the amazing pens of the Hastings Young Writers (10-17) .
- Sat 24 Sept24SatSeptI Used To Live Here Once - the haunted life of Jean Rhys24 Sept 2022, 19:00 – 20:00Kino-Teatr, 43 Norman Rd, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38, UKCelebrated biographer Miranda Seymour in conversation with Backlisted's Andy Miller about her intimate, revealing and profoundly moving biography of the extraordinary writer Jean Rhys, acclaimed author of Wide Sargasso Sea.
- Sat 24 Sept24SatSeptThat’s The Way To Do It: Marcia Farquhar & Andrew Kötting24 Sept 2022, 16:00 – 18:00 BSTGreenhalf Studios, 7-11 Market St, St Leonards, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0DG, UKJoin experimental artists Marcia Farquhar & Andrew Kötting for a candid chat about their careers and their many collaborative works together to celebrate the launch of their two new publications.
- Sat 24 Sept24SatSeptJack Monroe - The 2022 Catherine Cookson Lecture24 Sept 2022, 14:00 – 15:30Kino-Teatr, 43 Norman Rd, Hastings, St Leonards, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38, UKNO FURTHER TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT
- Sat 24 Sept24SatSeptChristina Lamb - from Afghanistan to the Prince Rupert Hotel24 Sept 2022, 12:00 – 13:00Kino Teatr, 43-49 Norman Rd, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0EG, UKChristina Lamb - from Afghanistan to the Prince Rupert Hotel - A foreign reporter turns her eye to her own county: reporting difficult issues from war rape to homelessness. In conversation with Erica Smith
- Sat 24 Sept24SatSeptChildren's Reading and Q&A with Paul Coomey24 Sept 2022, 11:00 – 12:00Ore Community Library, Old London Rd, Hastings TN35 5BP, UKJoin Paul Coomey, the author and illustrator of Stick Boy, at this special event where he will tell you all of the secrets to his storytelling. Suitable for children aged 7+, with readings, drawing, silly voices and all sorts of shenanigans.
- Fri 23 Sept23FriSeptVG Lee Introduces...23 Sept 2022, 19:00 – 21:00Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA, UKSupport, encourage but most of all ENJOY an evening of spoken word where we'll do our best to engage with YOU!'
- Thu 22 Sept22ThuSeptAlison Weir: Elizabeth of York - The Last White Rose22 Sept 2022, 19:00 – 20:00Kino-Teatr, Norman Rd, Hastings, St Leonards, TN38 0EGBest-selling author, Alison Weir, joins us to relate the astonishing story of Elizabeth of York - the oldest daughter of King Edward IV of England and his wife, Elizabeth Woodville. Alison’s talk will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing.
- Thu 22 Sept22ThuSeptThe Secret World of Weather - with Tristan Gooley22 Sept 2022, 17:00 – 18:00Kino-Teatr, Norman Rd, Hastings, St Leonards, TN38 0EGJoin bestselling author Tristan Gooley, as he explains how to read the clues in every cloud, breeze, hill, street, plant, animal, and dewdrop. Learn rare skills that will enhance every minute you spend outdoors, whether you are out in the country, in the town, or, as this is Hastings, on the beach.
- Thu 22 Sept22ThuSeptMarie de France - the female cultural workforce with Gail Borrow22 Sept 2022, 14:00 – 15:00Bexhill Museum, Egerton Rd, Bexhill, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3HL, UKMarie in the Margins video installation director Gail Borrow discusses how she has approached the portrayal of a female cultural workforce, reflecting on how the lives of medieval female artists working in the margins have real relevance for the creatives of today.
- Thu 22 Sept22ThuSeptMeet the Agent: Tom Drake-Lee and Hannah Sheppard22 Sept 2022, 13:30 – 16:10Clifton Centre, 1 Stainsby St, St Leonards, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 6LA, UKWe offer one-to-one sessions with brilliant agents and are thrilled to offer two agents across two days this year. Tom Drake-Lee and Hannah Sheppard are literary agents with the DHH Literary Agency. This page is for Tom's sessions on 22nd September. For Hannah on 17th September see link below.
- Thu 22 Sept22ThuSeptWorkshop - Introduction to Creative Writing22 Sept 2022, 10:00 – 13:00Hastings Library, Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HE, UKAlways wanted to write, but don’t know where to start? This welcoming event from The Hastings Writing Workshop is just the place for you.
- Wed 21 Sept21WedSeptBavard Bar21 Sept 2022, 19:30Kino-Teatr, 43 Norman Rd, Hastings, St Leonards, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38, UKJoin us for an HBF-flavoured Bavard Bar, a delightful blend of TED, comedy and Radio 4.
- Wed 21 Sept21WedSeptConnecting to the world via Shakespeare - a Practitioners Workshop21 Sept 2022, 10:00 – 13:00Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA, UKIn this three hour workshop, participants will explore their connection with the world and themselves via the use of Shakespearean text and Renaissance philosophy. The workshop will be led by author and award-winning theatre practitioner Emily Carding.
- Tue 20 Sept20TueSeptLynne Murphy: How the English Language is changing20 Sept 2022, 19:00 – 20:00Printworks, Hastings, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA, UKFrom proficient to efficient: the changing English language. Is English shrinking? Probably, yes. But maybe not in the way you were thinking. This talk looks at the ways in which written style has changed over the past century, making different use of the grammatical possibilities English offers.
- Mon 19 Sept19MonSeptNatalie Haynes: Stone Blind19 Sept 2022, 19:00 – 20:00 BSTKino-Teatr, Norman Rd, St Leonards, TN38 0EGNatalie Haynes takes you on a fast-paced tour through the history of Medusa, who she was and why we still see her all around us today.
- Sun 18 Sept18SunSeptAnita Kelsey: The Cat Whisperer18 Sept 2022, 16:00 – 17:00The Printworks, Claremont, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA, UKCalling all cat owners and cat lovers! The hugely experienced and knowledgeable cat behaviourist and author, Anita Kelsey, is bringing her understanding of all things feline to this year’s Hastings Book Festival.
- Sun 18 Sept18SunSept"A Joy Forever": a walk out with John Keats by Julia Bird & Mike Sims18 Sept 2022, 14:00 – 15:00The Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA, UKA Joy Forever - encounters with Keats and Wordsworth developed by poets and friends Julia Bird and Mike Sims. Find out more about Keats connection to St Leonards!
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