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Essex Authors Day 2022, Chelmsford Library

An image of a giant dusky pink typewriter with a sheet of paper sticking out with the word story on, and a woman stood in front next to a large cup and a man on a ladder reaching the paper. All on a fawn-coloured background with white and lilac clouds, green leaves and a giant pencil laying down at the bottom.
Saturday 11 June 2022
10am to 4pm
Chelmsford Library

County Hall
Market Road


Essex Authors Day 2022 is a great opportunity for aspiring and established writers to learn, improve their skills, share knowledge and experiences - and discover something new! 

Pick up writing tips and inspiration from a wide range of workshops led by experienced authors, editors and publishers; join in with or listen to our popular Writers Slam or wander the Book Fair for networking opportunities. 

Entry to the event, Book Fair and Writers Slam is free. Microphone slots at the Writers Slam and workshop places must be booked in advance. There's no charge to participate in the Writers Slam but tickets cost £6 per person per workshop. Please see below for the full programme of activities.

This event is part of the Essex Book Festival.


Programme of activities:

10am to 4pm - Book Fair

Throughout the day you'll have the chance to meet and talk with authors and other people from the creative writing world. You'll be able to view our Literary Essex map and post your reviews of novels set in Essex, plus try out your book knowledge with our Front Cover Treasure Hunt quiz. 

10am to 11.30am - Workshops

12 noon to 1pm - Writers Slam.

Come along and listen to the participants. They will each have 3-minutes at a microphone to introduce themselves and talk about their writing or read an extract of their work. If you would like a spot at the microphone you'll need to book as places are limited. Book now on Eventbrite

2pm to 3.30pm - Workshops