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March 9 @ 7:30 pm
  • Crime & Punishment Symp
  • Festival 4
  • Non-fiction

Redeemable: A Memoir of Darkness and Hope – Erwin James

Essex Book Festival Crime & Punishment Symposium


Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
£5 (27yrs and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

Ex-offender, Guardian columnist and editor of inside time, the national newspaper for prisoners and detainees, Erwin James will be talking about his biography Redeemable:
 A Memoir of Darkness and Hope. A timely and important memoir, which shows that no matter how far a person may fall, redemption is possible with the right support.

FESTIVAL 4 – MULTIPLE EVENT OFFER: This year we are offering four events for the price of three on selected talks – Just choose any four events with the ‘Festival 4’ symbol when booking in person, over the phone or online.




This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Crime & Punishment Symposium, taking place at the University of Essex.

Over the last three years Essex Book Festival, Essex Libraries, University of Essex and English PEN have collaborated on a series of creative writing workshops, Writing on the Inside, for prisoners in HMP/YOI Chelmsford. It was a hugely valuable experience for all concerned. We are hosting a Crime and Punishment Symposium to share this experience with a wider audience, and to debate a variety of issues and challenges for offenders and their families.

Full Programme:

2.45 – 4.00pm: Panel 1
Writing on the Inside
Free, booking essential

4.15 – 5.30pm: Panel 2
Transitions and Integrations
Free, booking essential

7.30pm: Author Talk
Erwin James: Redeemable – A Memoir of Darkness and Hope
£7 / £5 (27yrs and under)








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