Essex Authors’ Day, Chelmsford, Saturday 17th March 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the Essex Authors’ Day, on Saturday 17 March at Chelmsford, Essex, library.

An Essex Book Festival event, it featured over forty local writers giving talks, readings and ‘Meet The Author’ sessions. All presentations were free. My talk on ‘Writing Speculative Fiction’ was well-attended. I described a number of sub-genres and offered suggestions of potential story themes.

I was delighted and encouraged by the positive audience participation and feedback and hope that in the forty-five minutes available, that everyone took away something positive.

I was amused to find that my talk was scheduled to take place in the Register Office. Thank goodness it was not double-booked. I am looking forward to keeping in touch with some of the visitors to the event and to next year’s festival.