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/
Face to face meetings are CANCELLED following government rules introduced in September. However, they will go online and a new programme (via Zoom) is currently being drafted.
This will include:
- Remote meetings of the group as a whole.
- Several meetings of breakout groups to discuss members’ work in progress in accordance with members’ needs and preferences. These have been very well received to date. It is likely they will continue, whatever the restrictions.
Hastings Writers Group is in its eighth decade and has seen and carried on through a lot of history, as it will through this current pandemic.
Please continue to check the website, our Facebook page and e-mail bulletins for news.
Annual Presentation Evening – December 2019