Thursday, February 07, 2008


Essex Book Festival begins on Thursday 6 March at Chelmsford Library - Come and meet authors such as Gilda O'Neill, Barbara Erskine, Martin Newell and many more that day. BBC Essex will be recording live from the Library and the lovely Angela Lodge and Ray Clark will be reporting for the Dave Monk Show.

Later that day at Saffron Walden, we will meet Andrew Motion and Robert Macfarlane. Throughout March and April there are dozens of superb writers appearing at libraries and theatres around Essex under the umbrella of the EssexBook Festival. Sara Hall at Brentwood (linked to Brentwood Writers' Circle) at the Ursuline on 8th March, Fay Weldon is at Ongar on 12 March, Bernard Cornwell at Chelmsford on 26th March, Julie Myerson at Billericay on lst April, Sheila Norton 2nd April at Wickford and there are many more brilliant authors in the county, so do pick up a programme at any Essex library and book your seat early - the Box Office sells out quickly.