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Life Notes: Creative Writing workshop for Hastings residents, New Writing South


Do you live in Hastings? Perhaps you even grew up here. Would you like to put your memories about this to paper? Maybe you want to tell them to someone important to you.

It’s not always easy or convenient to write down or record your thoughts and experiences, but our written or spoken memories can help piece together the past, and our time spent. They can make us laugh and cry, even think about the wider arc of our lives. They can also be fun to remember!

Join Robin Pridy for a workshop on how to keep these memories going strong. Robin will guide and encourage you to take charge of those stray thoughts, key memories and experiences to create something lasting and true.

If you would like to join this workshop, please try to find a meaningful image or object, ideally with a connection to Hastings and the America Ground area. Or you may have a strong memory you want to focus on. Before the workshop, you will be asked to write up to one page, or have someone record your memory. It could be a few key words: smells, colours, sounds you remember. It could be your clothes, the weather, the taste of a cup of coffee or a cool drink. Comedy very welcome!

Exclusively for writers aged 50+ who have lived and/or are living in the Hastings area. Places limited to 12.

For more information and to book your place click here

Robin Pridy is an experienced writer, journalist and editor with strong connections to Hastings. Her writing centres on using experiences from her family and wider community, to bring the past to life and shine a light on how we live now.

Produced as part of HIGH STREET TALES, a project with New Writing South and Historic England. #highstreettales

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