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Writers Workshops

Our highly popular workshop programmes run for ten weeks, with ​one 90 minute session per week. Each workshop includes discussions of elements of writing craft and technique, writing exercises and feedback sessions, while each writer also receives extended written feedback from the course tutor. A friendly, supportive atmosphere is guaranteed, and the workshops are suitable for writers working in any form. Writers of all levels of experience are welcome at all our workshops, though we're excited to announce a workshop programme aimed at those just beginning, or in the early stages of, their writing journey, starting in January 2023. Some of the nice things previous and existing members have said about the workshops can be read here

All our writers workshops take place in the upstairs studio space at our new home, the marvellous Electric Palace cinema in the heart of Hastings Old Town. And as part of our partnership with another Hastings cultural institution, the brilliant Hastings Bookshop, workshop members are entitled to a 15% discount on books bought in the shop, during and for one month after the programme.

Course Tutor

James Young is a writer from Belfast. His short stories have appeared in a wide range of publications, and been shortlisted for the Sean O'Faolain, Wasafiri, Fish, and Bath prizes. He is the editor of Short Fiction literary journal, and has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck College, University of London. 

He is also a translator, and won the 2022 Peirene Stevns Translation Prize for Literary Translation. His translation of The Love of Singular Men, a novel by Brazilian author Victor Heringer, will be published by Peirene Press in 2023.

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Our three new writers workshops starting in January are now fully booked. We'll be back with new workshop programmes in the spring - please get in touch

via the contact page to add your name to our mailing list. 

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