Throughout the month of June, Essex County Council will be hosting thirteen author events for the Essex Book Festival at their libraries. They’re very excited to welcome a mixture of new and familiar authors, such as Lindsey Davis, Julia Jones and Samuel Fisher.

They are also bringing back our ever-popular Essex Authors Day. This 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 for the workshops cost £6 per person.

As well as events for adults, this year they have an amazing programme of events for their Family Fun Day on Saturday 18 June.

For more information and to book, please visit the full list of our author events, or visit the Essex Book Festival website.