Join Us

The Hastings Writers’ Group (HWG) is open to writers over the age of 18.

The annual subscription is £80 for a year, or £40 for six months. This covers:

  • The hire of our meeting room;
  • The publication costs of our annual anthology;
  • Fees for competition judges and workshop leaders; and
  • Expenses surrounding the running of this website.

Those interested in joining may wish to get in touch via our email address and come along for a free ‘taster’ evening before deciding whether they think the HWG is for them. Please note, however, that there is usually a waiting list for membership.

We currently meet at Crown House, located on the Marina in St. Leonards-on-Sea, TN38. Meetings run from 19.30 to 21.30. Please arrive promptly.

Younger writers may be interested in joining the Hastings Young Writers which is for those aged between 11-18. For those younger than that, the Hastings Junior Writers is for under-11s just setting off on their creative journey. Details about these groups can be got by contacting the HWG email.