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Are you an aspiring children’s book writer from an underrepresented group?

Essex Book Festival are partnering with All Stories and Essex and Thurrock Libraries to offer free in-person and online workshops with award-winning authors, plus writing groups for workshop participants.

The All Stories 2022–2023 programme also includes an incredible ten free mentorships with expert editors to writers of middle grade and young adult books who are unable to afford support.

Applications are open until 30th June, with the mentorships running from October 2022 until June 2023.

Find out more and apply at