About Us

For everyone who loves the written word

The Hastings Literary Festival is a community festival, celebrating writing and the written word. We are committed to ensuring our events are safe, engaging and accessible, with a specific focus on supporting local writing talent.


After a year without a festival, we wish to make our 2021 Festival a positive and joyful celebration of the power and pleasure of writing. Although the festival is smaller this year, we are truly delighted to be welcoming to Hastings such a diverse  array of writing talent.  We hope you enjoy the festival.