Malcolm Burgess is leading on an interesting new project and is looking for museums to get involved:
Are you involved with an Essex museum, gallery or anything similar?
We’re the project managers for the new Arts Council England creative writing project Essex Belongs To Us starting soon. Our aim is to involve as many people as possible in writing about Essex in as creative a way as possible, with our own workshops in Essex, Southend and Thurrock libraries and a published book at the end of it, with a performance at the Essex Book Festival.
The project will run from April 2016 – March 2017.
We’re keen to know if you’ll be running museum or gallery workshops of any kind of your own for writers involving some kind of interaction with your collection, exhibits, resources or whatever.
If you are, we’d love to include full details on our website and to encourage as many writers as possible to attend. It will be an ideal way to promote your workshops further – and to help new writing from Essex.
Please send full details (or for more information) to firstname.lastname@example.org