Owen Lowery, Short Film and Poetry Reading

Owen Lowery: Otherwise Unchanged Saturday 31 August Venue: Kino Teatr 16.30 to 18.00 Tickets: £8.00, available only from Kino Teatr Short film and readings by this poet, former world judo champion and tetraplegic Owen Lowery explores themes of art, literature, …

Dystopian Fiction Panel

Dystopian Fiction Panel Saturday 31 August Venue: Kino Teatr 10.00 to 12.00 Tickets available only from Kino Teatr: £15.00  including screening of 1984 and introductory talk Richard Blair, Hanna Jameson and Kevin Brooks, Chair: Dr Patricia McManus, discuss the genre. …

Heroines and Monsters

Heroines and Monsters Friday 30 August Venue: Hastings Library 10.00 to 11.30 Tickets free but must be booked in advance, available below. Come and meet children’s fantasy author Kate O’Hearn. Free event for children aged 9+, accompanied by parents. You …

Shakespeare

Shakespeare Saturday 31 August Venue: Opus Theatre 19.30 to 22.30 Tickets: £15.00, students £10.00 Michael Pennington, co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, gives an astounding one-man performance, bringing the Bard of Stratford to life. PRESS QUOTES In his brilliant one …

Doctor Who and the Sound of Fear

Doctor Who and the Sound of Fear Friday 30 August Venue: Kino Teatr 15.00 to 17.00 Tickets £12.00 adult, £8.00 child. Tickets only available from Kino Teatr. Doctor Who and the Sound of Fear “Listen to that! That’s the sound …

2019 Hastings Litfest

Hello all you book lovers!  Thanks once again for your continued support.  There is so much going on behind the scenes for the 2019 festival – In Other Words, and we’re bursting to tell you. We will announce very soon …

Events for Children

Events for Children of All Ages! Friday 30 August 10.00 – 11.30: Heroines and Monsters Come and meet children’s fantasy author Kate O’Hearn. Suitable for young readers 9+ (must be accompanied by an adult). Hastings LibraryDetails and tickets. free of …

Festival Friends

Become a Friend of Hastings Litfest. Be part of our team. Festival Friends are individuals (or couples) who wish to support the Festival in a personal capacity. For a minimum contribution of £500 an individual or couple will be supporting …

2018 Winners

In 2018 we ran three competitions. Novel The winner of the Hastings LitFest and Crooked Cat Publishing Crime Novel Competition was Dakota Canon for The Unmaking of Eden. The novel follows two sisters, Eden and Hope, as they escape from …

Posters to Download

Here are images of many of our colourful flyers and posters for you to download and post on Social Media (please!).   

Evening Events

Evening Events & Music Friday 30 August 19.00 – 20.30: Penny Pepper – The Naked Punk Penny Pepper – the Naked Punk – poetry, passion and polemic. The Printworks. Details and tickets. You may also be interested in: VG Lee, …