Thursday, January 05, 2012


One of England's most popular book festivals is approaching.  Once again, with support from Arts Council, England and local partners, this fabulous month-event will bring bestselling authors and a variety of exciting talent to our county.

Throughout Essex at various libraries, University of Essex, academies and church halls, we will meet writers such as Alexander McCall Smith, Andrew Motion, Jodi Picoult, Prue Leith, Simon Brett, Kathy Lette and a host of other luminaries from the world of books, theatre, art and craft.

We kick off on l March at Chelmsford Library and the launch will involve BBC Essex's superduper presenter, Dave Monk who will be broadcasting live to the 1.5 million residents in our county. To discover more, visit or follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( and I will also keep our Linked In friends up to date, too.  Do book early as seats will be in demand.

It is a pleasure to be a Festival Patron once again alongside Barbara Erskine, Germaine Greer and Francis Wheen. Look forward to seeing you!

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