Its always a great pleasure to come into the Phoenix 98fm Studio at the Brentwood Leisure Centre and chat on air about our local world of writers and, of course, readers. Essex has hundreds of book clubs and they always support our great Essex Book Festival held every spring in venues around the county. Our local Billericay Library reading group has been going for more than 15 years and some of our members have been with us from the start.
For those listening to Thursday's programme with Michelle Ward, they will know that Brentwood Writers' Circle members are looking forward to meeting Karen Bowman, a popular historical author who will be talking about her latest books Essex Girls and Essex Boys. I loved both titles and now we have her very latest book Corsets & Codpieces which promises to be a riveting read. Karen is also a valued member of the Society of Women Writers & Journalists and we hope to meet many of the Essex contingent at our Christmas party on 2 December in London's National Liberal Club. See www.swwj.co.uk for further detail.
Brentwood Writers' Circle's venue is the Ursuline Convent in Queens Road, Brentwood; the date is Saturday 3 October and we kick off the afternoon at 2.30pm. Visitors welcome.