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Hastings Library Writer in Residence

From January to June 2018 I was writer in residence at Hastings Library, commissioned by East Sussex County Council as part of their Advantage East Sussex project. Find out more in the blog posts listed below.

July 31, 2018

A film poem written as writer in residence at Hastings Library. In this video, I read it whilst the image it is based on is shown.

July 24, 2018

My work at Hastings Library started out as a three-month project, but later extended to six. Here's a final round-up.

July 16, 2018

Two short films emerged from my recent return to Hastings Library.

June 6, 2018

Last Saturday saw me return to Hastings Library for the first time in a while.

April 18, 2018

Over three months I worked as writer in residence at Hastings Library, delivering over 40 events to more than 400 participants.

April 11, 2018

A rundown of creative writing workshop activities I led with a school group.

March 8, 2018

I've been learning about the top books Hastings Library sees checked out.

February 23, 2018

This post is for young people who are thinking of coming along to the Creative Storytelling workshops at Eastbourne Library.

February 22, 2018

The library is for everyone, all ages and backgrounds, and specialises in a lot more than just the printed word.

February 20, 2018

I’ve reached a point in the project where I’ve had the final sessions with a few groups I’ve been working with since early on.

February 16, 2018

We’ve now forged partnerships with 11 organisations to plan almost 40 creative writing workshops.

January 17, 2018

Try your hand at some creative writing from home with this stimulus material.

January 17, 2018

Dates and times of creative writing workshops organised in my capacity as Hastings Library's writer in residence.

January 17, 2018

​​This week is the third week of my residency at Hastings Library, where I've been welcomed warmly by staff, the public and local organisations.

December 14, 2017

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been appointed by East Sussex County Council to be Writer in Residence at Hastings Library.

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