Workshop 7: Self Publishing

Workshop 7: Self Publishing Saturday 31 August Venue: Hastings Contemporary Studio (formerly Jerwood Gallery) 11.15 to 16.00 Tickets £55, available below (limited numbers) Author G D Harper provides an in-depth look at successful self-publishing, from cover design to editing, marketing …

Workshop 9: Storytelling with Puppets

Little Ida’s Flowers – storytelling with puppets Sunday 1 September Venue: The Printworks 10.00 to 12.00 Tickets children £5, accompanying adult £7.50, family ticket (up to 3 children, 2 adults) £20, available below (limited numbers) Led by Theatre Rotto Little …

Workshop 5: The Art and Science of Punctuation

Workshop 5: Dot dot dot dash dash dash – the art and science of punctuation in writing fiction Saturday 31 August Venue: White Rock Hotel 14.30 to 17.00 Tickets £18, students £16. available below (limited numbers) Led by Maggie Alderson …

Workshop 3: Writing Science Fiction

Workshop 3: Writing Science Fiction Saturday 31 August Venue: White Rock Hotel 10.00 to 12.30 Tickets £25, students £20. available below (limited numbers) Led by Simon Guerrier For decades, the highest-grossing movies, most successful TV shows and best-selling books have …

Workshop 2: Preparing your Novel for Submission

Workshop 2: Preparing your Novel for Submission Friday 30 August Venue: Hastings Contemporary Studio (formerly Jerwood Gallery) 14.00 to 16.45 Tickets £22, available below (limited numbers) Led by Hannah Sheppard The Secret to Standout Submissions Using examples of cover letters …

Workshop 1: Writing Difference

Workshop 1: Writing Difference Friday 30 August Venue: Hastings Contemporary Studio (formerly Jerwood Gallery) 11.15 to 13.30 Tickets £20, available below (limited numbers) Led by Char March Want to create believable and authentic diversity in your writing, but not sure …

Workshops

Workshops Friday 30 August 11.15 – 13.30: Workshop 1: Writing Difference Char March leads this workshop for anyone wanting to describe their own experience of ‘being different’ or to create convincing ‘different’ characters in their work. Hastings Contemporary Studio (formerly Jerwood …

The State of Publishing: present and future

Panel Discussion: The State of Publishing: Present and Future in association with New Writing South Saturday 31 August Venue: East Sussex College Hastings 10.00 to 12.00 Tickets: £12.00 Danuta Kean will be speaking to Mark Edwards, Isobel Dixon, Farhana Shaikh …

Meet the Agent II

Meet the Agent II Saturday 31 August Venue: White Rock Hotel 14.00, 14.20, 14.40, 15.00, 15.20, 15.40 (15 minute slots) Tickets £25.00. Pitch your work to a successful agent. Following on from last year’s hugely popular Meet the Agent sessions …

Meet the Agent I

Meet the Agent I Friday 30 August Venue: White Rock Hotel 10.30, 10.50, 11.10, 11.30, 11.50 (15 minute slots) Tickets £25.00. Pitch your work to a successful agent. Following on from last year’s hugely popular Meet the Agent sessions with …

Book Fair

Book Fair and Readings by Authors Saturday 31 August Venue: East Sussex College Hastings 10.00 to 16.00 Free Entry This year’s Book Fair will be held at East Sussex College Hastings (right next door to Hastings Rail Station and Bus …

Home

“Hastings is a natural for a literary festival. In 2018, we got off to a flying start. I confidently expect the second edition in 2019 to be just as warm-hearted and exciting.” Sir David Hare, Hastings Literary Festival Patron Read …

Programme

Full LitFest Programme Download a Programme-at-a-Glance 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 charge but pre-booking …

Author Talks

Author Talks, Interviews, Poetry and Panel Discussions Friday 30 August 15.00 – 17.00: Doctor Who and the Sound of Fear Join Doctor Who composer Mark Ayres and writer Simon Guerrier for a fantastic voyage into the strange, unearthly sounds of …

Sam and Marcia

Hastings Litfest is in its second year and we’re excited about the programme (as if you didn’t know that already!). All of the Fest Team are volunteers and we thought it would be great to introduce you to our Co-Founders …

Last Chance to Buy Early Bird Tickets!

Our early bird special finishes this Saturday (May 4) Check out our website for great savings on author talks, readings, workshops, films and performances.                       Hastings LitFest 2019 includes appearances …

Chistopher Priest – author talk

An audience with Christopher Priest Friday 30 August Venue: Hastings Library 16.00 to 17.00 Tickets: £7.50 Join the award winning author of “The Prestige” and “The Glamour” as he talks about his life and work You may also be interested …