Creative Writing Workshop – Hastings

creative writing brightonExperiment with creative writing in a safe, supportive and fun environment, and, if you wish, share your writing with others. Led by a published author and experienced facilitator, these workshops are open to any level of ability and focus on different creative exercises each session.  These workshops are in partnership with New Writing South.

Saturday 19th January 2019
Saturday 2nd February 2019
Saturday 16th February 2019
Saturday 2nd March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019
Saturday 30th March 2019
Saturday 13th April 2019
Saturday 20th April 2019
Saturday 27th April 2019
Saturday 11th May 2019
Saturday 1st June 2019
Saturday 8th June 2019
Times: Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Hastings Library, Brassey Institute, 13 Claremont, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1HE

Please note, you only need to book for one drop-in and are able to attend all future drop in sessions.

Tutor: Rosanna Lowe is a writer, performer and director. Her theatre playwriting has included The Bacchae for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, The Jungle Book (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Warwick Arts Centre, Northampton Royal and Oxford Playhouse), Madame Bovary (Northampton Royal and tour), Making The Sunlight (Queen Elizabeth Hall) and Chester Tuffnut (Polka Theatre). Her two ecological radio plays won the Radio 4 Young Sci Fi Writer and an IRDP Award. She has a keen interest in work for children and families and was part of the BAFTA award-winning writing team of TV comedy series Horrible Histories. She is particularly interested in creative work that deals with mythology and place and is currently working on Otherworld, a storytelling sound installation with Magik Door and on a travel book about Guatemala, where she lived during the Civil War. Her travel writing has won The Times Young Travel Writer’s Award and a Royal Geographical Society Award. She is one of the co-authors of both Brighton The Graphic Novel and the feature film London Unplugged. As a writing mentor, she has worked with a wide variety of people nationally and internationally, and is passionate about supporting all people to find their voice and means of expression. For 5 years she ran New Writing South’s Young Writer’s Squad and their Writing Ambassadors scheme, through which the young writers were heard on Radio 4, performed on the Southbank and presented their Young Writer’s Manifesto to the Houses of Parliament. She has worked on various life story projects, including working with Camino Seguro’s literacy group in Guatemala City’s municipal dump and with women, supported by Birth Companions, who had given birth while in Holloway Prison.

Help with travel costs is available. Please contact [email protected] for details.


01/06/2019 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Hastings Library,
Brassey Institute, 13 Claremont,
TN34 1HE
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How to book

You can book a place by completing the form below. You can pay online by credit or debit card or pay offline by bank transfer or cheque

We aim to keep the cost of our training free or as low as possible. Please consider making a donation below.

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Free ticket£0.00
Free Ticket with £2 donation£2.00
Free Ticket With £5 donation£5.00
Free Ticket With £10 donation£10.00


Registration Criteria

Our workshops are for artists and writers who are under-represented. We need to collect the information below as part of our funding requirements.

having a mental health issue
having a physical disability
having a long-term limiting illness
having a learning disability/ADHD
being neurodiverse/ASD
having a sensory impairment
having a substance misuse issue
being homeless or in temporary accommodation
being a survivor of abuse
being long term unemployed
being a carer
being an offender or ex-offender
being a care leaver
being part of the BMER or Traveller community
being a part of the LGBTQ+ community
being from a working class background
being an older person (65+)

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