Friday, March 23, 2018


Glenys Newton

Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward, the popular Phoenix 98fm's radio presenter, welcomed another Essex Book Festival participant into the studio a few days ago.

The author and storyteller, Glenys Newton attended the launch gathering in Place 21, Southend in January and promised to come to Brentwood studio when she could fit this into her busy schedule. She managed this on Tuesday and will be back on Sunday to perform at the Kelvedon Hatch Bunker on Sunday 25 March, along with many other creative performers.Glenys is the author of two best selling books 'Home Flown - A Laymamma's Guide to an Empty Nest' and 'No Wonder We're All Mad - Storytelling our way to mental health'

The Essex Book Festival is the highlight of Essex’s cultural calendar and every March its Festival Director Ros Green organises and  hosts 60+ events in over 30 venues across the county, including libraries, theatres, schools, universities, art galleries and informal cafes.

This Book Festival was established by Essex County Council in 1999 to celebrate the book in all its forms with the widest possible audience in Essex. Since then it has grown into one of the leading festivals of its kind in the Eastern Region, inviting local writers and writers from all over the world to take part its activities. It also hosts a year round series of writing and reading programmes for all ages and abilities. The Festival is based within the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Essex's Colchester campus. There are still tickets for some of the remaining events.  More information at website  @EssexBookFest

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