WriteNight — Helen Chambers – Writer

Helen Chambers on her visit to Colchester WriteNight last week – thanks so much Helen it was great to have you with us! Colchester WriteNight meet on the fourth Monday of each month, 7.30pm, at FirstSite, Colchester. They are a ‘gathering of creative writers from all walks of life’ and are a talented, friendly and […]

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‘…this collection of stories, tales … displays a high level of literary ability, deep curiosity, and engaging self-awareness… The stories have a really mature clarity and plainness, a simplicity that’s never simplistic’ Glyn Maxwell ‘Powerful, subtle and ambitious stories which develop carefully from well-observed details into rich inhabitable worlds.’ Phil Terry ‘Emma’s stories are spare, […]

Writing short stories with intention: an interview theshortstory.co.uk

  I wanted to mention the great experience I had last year being interviewed by Katy Wimhurst from TheShortStory.co.uk.  Katy had read all the stories, and by that I mean all of Fat Maggie and Gold Adornments, and asked me about the writing and themes she noticed, and we chatted about others. There were some […]

A year in the life: Colchester WriteNight

A very happy writing new year from us at Colchester WriteNight. It’s 2018 already but I’m still reflecting on WriteNight in 2017, and planning the coming year ahead. Early in the year, it was exciting to be part of Essex Book Festival. We invited a panel of three local guest authors – Sarah Armstrong, Liz […]

How I made it through my first author event…

  I had been invited to attend the evening with established author Stephen May at Red Lion Books in Colchester, and this in itself was very exciting. I’ve read at many events, which has really built my confidence, but to be one of the authors on the poster, to answer questions on my work, was […]