2023 Creative Writing Competition

#ATownExploresABook23’s creative writing competition is inspired by Mary Seacole’s travelogue, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands – a heritage book with descriptions of Mary’s travel experiences.
The theme is JOURNEY, and we welcome entries from aspiring young writers age 5-14. There are prizes for three categories – Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, and Key Stage 3.

#ATownExploresABook23 School Engagement Launch Event

Join us at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery for the A Town Explores A Book 2023 schools engagement launch event on Wednesday 22 February.

The whole festival community including school staff teams, funders, partners, and friends, is invited to meet the ATEAB team and learn more about festival plans for exploring Mary Seacole’s book.