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is a Book
of St Leonards
Hastings Modern Art Beach Book
of Hastings Anthology
Events for writers and illustrators
and around the UK
above event will include a book exhibition and sale on Saturday the 23rd
books, cakes and coffee - a perfect *warm* **indoor** event for a chilly Easter
Costa in Battle High Street...
to get there: see 4-play image below for a demonstration.
Popping up again!
will be presenting the
simnel cake book fair
on Easter Saturday
10.30am - 3pm
1066 Art Academy
in Battle High
'The Forest Brothers"
Author Geraint Roberts will be talking about
Estonia and the Forest Brothers at:
Leicester Central Library
4th March 1-2pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre Bookshop
14th March 6.30-8pm free
Wales Baltic Society, Cardiff
13th April 2.45 -5pm
Q and A
note, there will be no 'first Monday' publishing meeting in Waterstones, Hastings
April - it has collided with Easter. Watch this space
the next date to discuss the whys and hows of publishing
independent and small press authors.
(Listings from here on down are
'been there, done that'.)
Pop-Up Bookshop in Battle, Saturday 8th, 15th and 22nd Dec 2012
22nd Dec 2012? - It was a bit quiet at the pop-up, as it was raining sideways
and 3 of the 4 roads into Battle were closed due to floodwater, and we all went
home while the going was good! But if you missed us, don't worry. The pop-up
will be popping up again during 2013, along with other events for readers and
writers being planned at the 1066 Art Academy. Details will be posted on this
of the writers from 'Visions of Hastings' and 'Stories of St Leonards'
be in Waterstones on 27th October, hoping to hear your views about the two towns
and to find out whether anyone has located the Secret
Publishing talk for writers
Writers’ dilemmas: do you need to discuss the opportunities and pitfalls in publishing? Want to know how to submit your work to a publisher? Wondering if it's ready? Wondering how to finish it? Looking for a course, a group, a guide book, inspiration? Or is it just time for a good moan?!
Circaidy Gregory/Earlyworks Press editor Kay Green in conversation.
Waterstones, Hastings first Monday of the month,
2pm. All welcome. Next meeting: Monday 5th November.
Born in Hastings 2012
S. P. Moss, author of
will be at Waterstones, Camberley
4th Aug 10am - 4pm
come along for your signed copy
but keep an eye out for tigers!
Free 2 Hour Horror
Rayne Hall is the author of over 30 books
and editor of the Ten Tales series of fantasy and horror anthologies. Her horror stories have been
published in many magazines, ezines and anthologies and won awards. She enjoys scaring
readers and sharing the tools of her craft with other writers.
The Upstairs Meeting Room, The Hastings Trust, Robertson Street, Hastings.
Thursday 2nd Aug 1-3PM.
Pens and paper provided, just bring yourselves! And enjoy exciting writing exercises that you can use to create horror stories to keep in a free folder. Rayne will be available for questions about getting published, etc during the refreshment break. Any questions: Workshop organizer joe fearn: firstname.lastname@example.org
at Waterstone's, Hastings
November 2011, local authors and artists will be hosting a series of coffee
mornings at the Costa Cafe in Waterstone's in the Mall in Hastings.
Thursday 10th November, author Monica Tracey will be there from 10.30am,
talking about her new novel,
of the Moon'.
Thursday 17th November, Earlyworks Press will be launching the Hastings
Modern Art Beach Book
poet Joe Fearn, artist Katherine Reekie and author Kay Green.
Born in Hastings 2011
8th October, the opening Saturday of
Hastings Week, the annual celebration of local books and authors took place
in Hastings Town Hall. This year's event featured the launch of Monica Tracey's
new novel, 'Left of the Moon' and the announcement of the results of the
Earlyworks Press Stories of St Leonards
Exhibition of Books and
made in Hastings 10.30 to 2.30 Oct 8th
Hastings Town Hall
Admission and refreshments
free, all welcome
Entry via the Information Office
in Cricketer's Square.
Special guests this year
new ideas for
gave a public demonstration
portrait art in water colour pencils.
subject was well known
social history author
here to see the finished picture.
Find out more from Juliette's blog
previous sitters for Juliette's demos: the Town Crier and Carnival
Princess. Below: this year's choice: Victoria Seymour.
Press joined the Battle Art Fair team at the
Alexandra Park, Hastings, on Saturday 3rd September
There was music in the cafe, a market selling local artists/makers work,
a fun fair ride, pony rides, activities with the Rangers, games and picnics. A
good time was had by all.
Find and Seek Trails
Fun walks in Hastings and the surrounding area for you and the kids
Hastings Children's Library manager Pauline Crouch
launched her new summer activity book for kids and their big people
at Hastings Waterstones
here to get your copy now
Hastings local radio
launched on Monday June 6th 2011 at www.hastingslocalradio.co.uk
already showing a fascinating variety of
local material on site, including readings from some of the 'Visions
of Hastings' authors and interviews with local characters such
as social historian Victoria Seymour.
info in the press release currently posted on Kay
Green's blog here.
wedding? Here's a right royal event....
Press was at 'The Glass Sculptress' in George Street in Hastings on 29th
April with Visions of Hastings the book about Hastings written by the people
of Hastings. Author Kate O'Hearn's Dragon-Knights joined the procession leaving Hastings Town Centre to arrive in the Old Town in the early
afternoon where Kate was signing her books including her latest best seller, Pegasus
and the Flame, and offering her young readers photo-opportunities with the knights and a chance to buy your
copy of .
were hundreds of events and ideas for readers and writers - we've chosen three
of them for the scrapbook. Click here for news of World Book Day from Victoria
Seymour, Kate O'Hearn and Anna Foster
new Earlyworks Press
Ways of Falling
was launched at the
Calder Bookshop and Theatre
12 noon, 19th February 2011
Admission free, all welcome.
the how and the why of it,
Adam E Smith's article on
from the Underground.
more info about the book,
Launch photos and review
Sid Chaplin loved writing short stories, so it's appropriate that the annual competition held in his name by Shildon Town Council should feature that particular form. This year's competition was judged by Margie Stewart-Piercy, who is employed by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council as regional Manager for the North East; and Julie Biddlecombe-Brown, Exhibitions Officer for the new Gallery at Durham University's Palace Green Library. The prize-giving and celebratory buffet was held at Shildon Civic Centre on 9th February, 2011 and was attended by a full house including Sid Chaplin's widow Rene, local
dignitaries, and many of the entrants, including a sizeable contingent from Wear
Valley Writers . Third prize winner Catherine Edmunds (a member of Wear Valley Writers and the
Earlyworks Press Club) is pictured holding the competition anthology, 'Northern Tales 2010', alongside Mayor of Shildon, Gareth Howe, and the two judges. Photograph by Neil Harbottle of
French Book Lovers at
Hastings Town Hall
A newly formed reading and language group held an open session at Hastings
Town Hall on Saturday 11th December 2010. The group had been reading the French publishing phenomenon
'Matin Brun' and discussed it, in French, with some French friends, from 11am. If you would like to join
in future events or purchase a copy of this intriguing little book for just £1,
contact group organiser Ian - email email@example.com or phone 07801 358090.
Children at Hastings Information Centre
Seymour exhibited her collection of historic photographs and signing
copies of her new book, 'Victory's Children' at Hastings Information Centre at
the Town Hall from 11am on 11th December 2009.
Cromwell's Tour of Ireland
was presented at the
London NI 6EU
November 3rd to November 21st
7.30pm. (Tue to Sun)
Adm. £14/12. bookings; (0)20 7729 2202
here for photos of Victoria
Tea' book launch
for some clues about Victoria's next project, have a look at this article in the Dartford
supplied courtesy of Rachel Hovenden, Gravesend Editor, Dartford
Born in Hastings 2010
On 9th October, the opening Saturday of
Hastings Week, the anthology
was launched at an exhibition at Hastings Town
Hall which included books, artworks and an exhibition of live portrait painting.
Writing On the Bridge
members of the summer Creative Writing Group at The Bridge Community Centre,
Priory Road, Hastings launched 'the book of the course' at the centre
at 11am on Tuesday 21st September.
Well done all, and good luck with the new group
at Downs Farm.
Hall, Jo Fearn, and Jan Hedger
in Robertson Street,
Saturday, 15th May,
London Irish Theatre Robert
To book your place, visit the
London Irish Theatre
Hastings Pier Trust
A bit of a party was held to celebrate
opening of the 'Save Hastings Pier' shop on the seafront. If
you want to have a pier, please do visit the shop and spend a bob or
If you're not fussed about the
pier, drop in anyway - the shop's intriguing
in itself, having a lot of the original Arthur Green shop fitments on
display and a fascinating collection of pier-related facts and trivia.
Hastings Pier and White
Rock Trust website:
The Flavour of Parallel
latest poetry collection was
launched at the Poetry Cafe
in Betterton St, with multi-lingual readings,
songs and music.
A flavour of
Flavour of Parallel
Book launch and performances
23rd March 2010 saw the launch of the Circaidy
Gregory Press edition of Tom O'Brien's play based
on the autobiography of Brian Charles Harding. The launch was be
celebrated by free performances
of a shortened version of the play, courtesy of The London Irish
Theatre, Director John Dunne.
Diary from Lavender Cottage Hastings 1947 by Victoria Seymour
photos and events
for Readers & Writers
& Circaidy Gregory Press spent a week 'at home to visitors' in the old Halifax shop in Harold Place, Hastings
in November 2009, showing and talking about some of the writer/artist collaborations we
worked on in Hastings during 2009. Featured works included
Tom O'Brien's 'Down Bottle Alley'
- the play based on Brian Charles Harding's book, and featuring the music of Tony Peek. Ron Nicola's epic pictorial history, 'The Millennium Chronicle of Hastings'
and news of the on-going project to make a popular history of Hastings based on the
paintings, Circaidy Gregory Press exhibited their books, and some of the original works
which were used for cover designs, including Cathy Edmunds'
'wormwood, earth and honey' and editor Kay Green was there to
discuss creative events and projects
planned for Hastings in 2010.
here for photos from the Dudley Road exhibition
Magic in a New Age' launch
Black Swan, York, 12th December 2009
are the photos
Achievers Awards 2009
Nicola receives an 'unsung hero' certificate.
Born in Hastings 2009
Press organised a
series of events for readers and writers in the run-up to Hastings Week.
There were talks and workshops at the White Rock Hotel on the 6th and 7th
main Books Born in Hastings
exhibition was held at Hastings Town Hall on 10th October to coincide with the opening of
the Hastings Week celebrations. During the day at the Town Hall, the winners of
of Hastings Competition were announced.
Hothouses - an artistic tour of the town in carnival mood
Press and Circaidy Gregory Press books, along with many of the original cover
artworks, were on display in the Millward Road venue of the Hastings Hothouses
1st to 2nd
& 6th to 9th August, 2009. 12 - 5 pm, and you can see a map of the venues on
the Hastings Hothouses
author Kate O’Hearn was the star at Bodiam Castle’s
annual Family Fun Day on Wednesday 5th August.
at The Stables Theatre, Hastings in November 2008.
Pam Eaves on 'How to Write Short Stories' and find a market for them and travel
writer Kate Nivison on 'How to Write Travel Features and Get Them Published'
Born in Hastings
part of the Coastal
Currents Arts Festival 29th August to 21st September The
Jenny Lind, High Street, Hastings hosted a series of readings, signings and exhibitions of
books written and published in Hastings. including the launch of Terry Sorby's
latest book, 'Roadie & Co. Photos and a
summary of events
Edmunds at Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Press Writers and Reviewers Club member Terry
Sorby receives a Mayoral Award.
book was launched at Loughton Library, Essex, on 25th February 2008.
from Authors2You and Earlyworks Press visited Stamford for the
bookfair, readings and workshops.
inspired by modern life in the city of Chester, published by Chester University
a fantasy art workshop led by Katy Jones and the launch of the new Earlyworks
Press Science Fiction book 'The Road Unravelled'.
School meet the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Challenge
at Hastings Town Hall
of books written and published in and around Hastings
the launch of Terry Sorby's book, Beyond
Victoria Seymour, Kay Green and Guy Pringle
by and for small press and independent authors, publishers and printers.
Including the results of the Earlyworks Press/Royal Pictoria Novel Idea