Friday 30 August
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 Gallery)
Literary Agent Hannah Sheppard on how to present your manuscript to an agent. Suitable for those who have a completed or nearly-completed manuscript (any genre). Hastings Contemporary Studio (formerly Jerwood Gallery).
Saturday 31 August
Author G D Harper provides an in-depth look at successful self-publishing, from cover design to editing, marketing strategy, and online/media presence. This is an all-day intensive workshop suitable for those who have a book close to completion, whether new authors or those who have previously been traditionally or independently published. Ticket price includes a copy of G D Harper’s new novel A Friend in Deed and full presentation materials. Hastings Contemporary Studio (formerly Jerwood Gallery).
Led by Nicky Torode and Felicity Stephen.
Expressive and creative writing are effective ways of improving your wellbeing by releasing your thoughts, by gaining clarity and by seeing things from a different perspective. East Sussex College Hastings.
Original ideas, atmospheric settings, intriguing but convincing characters: some of the hallmarks of great writing. But where do they come from?
If you’re stuck for fresh ideas, look to the lives of others! White Rock Hotel.
Author and journalist Maggie Alderson leads this workshop. White Rock Hotel.