literary festivals and workshops.
have interviewed Rosalind Green from the Essex Book Festival. Welcome to the
RNA blog Rosalind.
came about and how long its been running?
running for 20 years. Initially Essex Libraries ran it, now it is an
independent charity based in the Centre for Creative Writing at the University
of Essex in Colchester.
|Syd Moore speaking at Colchester Castle|
announce our line up until early January. However, I can say that we have a
strong emphasis on fantasy and fiction for 2018.
festival would benefit our members?
writers is one of our key aims. And, as such, we host a number of creative
writing workshops across the county. Next year we are delighted, amongst
others, to be running a Writing for Radio Workshop led by leading Radio 4
dramatist Robin Brooks and our first Sci-fi Writing Workshop in Kelvedon Hatch
Secret Nuclear Bunker led by Matthew De Abaitu. Plus a Beginner’s Crime Writing
Workshop led by Nicola Upsom. Tickets go on sale in January – our advice is to
get in quick.
|Essex Book Festival|
competition), if so could details be provided?
planning next year’s writing competition. Information will be posted on our
in due course.
place in 45 venues across Essex across one month so it is difficult to be
specific about places to say. One thing we would recommend is booking into the
Park Inn Palace Hotel in Southend-on-Sea for our annual Golden Age of Crime
Weekend, one of our festival favourites and the location of Nicola Upsom’s
|Liz Trenow at Essex Book Festival|
taking the time to talk to me and I wish the festival every success.
RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme and is currently working on a family saga. She has
sold short stories worldwide and enjoys attending RNA events such as the London
Chapter and our annual conference. Elaine is a great fan of writing retreats
either week long by the sea with friends or one-day retreats with fellow
writers in her hometown of Dartford. Elaine runs a writing blog along with
writer, Francesca Capaldi Burgess called WriteMindWritePlace.