Our group was established in 1947, so can claim to be one of the longest-running writers groups in the UK. It began as The Hastings and St Leonards Writers Circle, changing its name to Hastings Writers Group on its 25th Anniversary in 1972. Since then we have passed our Diamond Anniversary back in 2007 and are still going strong today.
Late patrons include the well-loved author Catherine Cookson, who was also a founder member, and David Gemmell, best-selling author of many heroic fantasy novels. Both supported and encouraged the group over the years and neither will be forgotten.
Current patron is popular author Tamara McKinley. For further details, please click on the Our Patron button.
Meetings are held fortnightly at the White Rock Hotel, on Hastings seafront, on alternate Monday evenings. Our programme of varied competitions, guest judges, speakers, manuscript evenings, workshops and fun evenings aims to offer something for everyone who enjoys writing.
From time to time we also organise interesting and inspiring workshops and seminars for both members and the public to attend. Visit our blog to check if any are currently available and for our current activities.