Who we are
Based in Hastings, East Sussex, we share a passion for writing.
We come from many different backgrounds and have diverse writing experience. Some have had short stories, poems, letters or articles published in magazines, whilst others have novels or non-fiction books to their credit. However, we also welcome people who still aspire to publication, as well as those who are happy to write just for themselves and family or friends. See the Members page for our details.
We aim to help all our members develop their writing skills by providing a varied and interesting programme of meetings, and offering constructive feedback on their work in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
The group meets fortnightly, in Hastings. Our activities include varied competitions with guest judges, speakers, manuscript evenings, workshops and fun evenings. We aim to offer something for everyone who enjoys writing. From time to time we also organise events for both members and the public to attend.
Interested in Joining?
If you would like to know more about our activities, or are interested in joining the group, please contact us.
Otherwise, we meet at 7:30 p.m. at the White Rock Hotel, Hastings. The meeting dates can be found on the What’s On page. All are welcome to come along for a free ‘taster’ evening. At this, you might want to just watch, take part or share with us what your hopes for writing maybe (be they recreational or other aspirations, up to and including publication) and how the group could help you achieve them.
We also have a Facebook page, if you would like to follow us. https://www.facebook.com/HastingsWritersGroup/
It will come as no surprise to read that presently Hastings Writers’ Group is experiencing a level of disruption experienced by so many during the pandemic. We are all struggling to deal with unprecedented times.
The main issues are at present:
- Meetings cannot take place until further government guidance is forthcoming.
- Because of this, we cannot benefit from the workshops with our guest writers, editors, agents and publishers; and of course meeting each other face to face.
- However, the competitions will continue and we thank members for their submissions and judges for the continued excellent feedback and guidance they have provided.
- The committee are working on proposals for some online activity and membership participation (for example discussing works in progress via Zoom).
Please continue to check with this site or our Facebook page to keep up with developments.
Annual Presentation Evening – December 2019