You've come to the write place!

Hastings Writers Room is a not-for-profit organisation offering a range of courses for authors at all stages of their writing careers, from complete beginners seeking a ‘taster’ half-day tutorial to those wanting the focus of a more intensive residential writing break. One-to-one bespoke sessions can also be arranged to suit the individual. All courses are led by experienced and qualified tutors and authors.

HWR also runs writing competitions with prizes, plus feedback from the judges for all shortlisted entrants.

Old Town Writing Group

Need inspiration and motivation? Want to discuss your work in progress with others?

Virtual meetings to discuss your work in progress: join us each week via Zoom at the times below. You will need to email ahead to secure a place (limited to 6 places each session) and provide an extract of your work for circulation to the other participants prior to the meeting at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Next Zoom meetings start in January 2021

Send your work (not more than 3,000 words please in word or pdf format) to  info@hastingswritersroom.org stating which meeting you wish to attend.

Our regular free meetings are held every Wednesday from 4-6pm at The Stag Inn, All Saints St. Open to local writers of all levels of experience to discuss and develop your work in a friendly and supportive environment. These are currently suspended until further notice, due to coronavirus restrictions.