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Creative writing opportunities in Thurrock

THE search is on to find new and budding writers across the county, and there will be a chance for Thurrock’s stars of the future to join a creative writing class in Grays in September.

Hopeful authors are being given a chance to share their Essex stories and see their work in print in a creative writing project funded by the Arts Council and entitled Essex Belongs To Us.

Thurrock, Essex, and Southend council libraries have been working with Essex’s Cultural Diversity team – the project’s organisers – to develop creative skills and creating writing opportunities.

One of the end products will be an Essex Belongs To Us book featuring the writers’ work.

The free creative writing class in Thurrock will be at Grays Library between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday, 24 September.

The deadline for entries is November this year and the project is open to all writers aged 16 or over who live in Essex. More information about how to enter is available on essexbelongstous.org where writers can also check out writing tips from well-known Essex authors like Martina Cole, Rachel Lichtenstein, Lee Rourke and Martin Newell.

People wanting to join the Grays workshop should go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/essex-belongs-to-us-creative-writing-workshop-tickets-25265958161

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