Ahead of the formal launch in September, I am excited to tell you that, for the very first time the historic town of Hastings will have its own literary festival, starting on Friday 31st August and the weekend of 1st & 2nd September 2018. The event is being organized by writers for writers of all abilities and in all genres, and will feature the first crowd-judged online international story competition.There will be workshops, talks by prominent authors, live performances and the chance to meet publishers and agents. Whether you are an aspiring author or would just like to try your hand at poetry or songwriting, Hastings Litfest will connect you with like-minded individuals. Events will take place at venues from the Old Town in Hastings – popular with artists and home to the Jerwood Gallery – to St Leonards. If you would like to speak, present or take part in a panel discussion; if you would like the opportunity to sell your books, or if you just want to meet writer friends and soak up the Hastings atmosphere, you can register your interest with the organizing team via the LitFest Website.
Individuals or companies wanting to sponsor an event or offer their services to LitFest visitors, please also contact us via the website.