Eric Ravilious Essex

Essex Belongs To … Eric Ravilious’s Essex

Without spilling too many beans (and no names mentioned, we promise), here are just some of the topics we know are fascinating Essex writers this week:

* Arriving in Essex from London two years ago & my family’s mixed fortunes

* When Dan Brown meets Belfairs Park

* The Essex music scene

* A childhood as an Essex farmer’s daughter

* A job travelling throughout the county

* The Thames Estuary

* Memories of a childhood in wartime Southend

* The Peculiar People

* Tom Driberg and Bradwell

* The Essex seaside

* Revolutionary Tolstoyan communities in Wickford

* The Communist vicar in Thaxted

* The South Essex plotlands

* Being a Kinderstransport refugee in Harwich

* Starting and finishing a world journey in Essex

* Finding a home in Essex after persecution

* New Town visions

* Why Towie isn’t all bad

* The Great Bardfield artists, Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden

This is just the tip of the iceberg by the way – we look forward to receiving and hearing about the Essex that belongs to YOU. The deadline is 1 November 2016 and you can find out more about how to enter – and tips on creative writing – at www.essexbelongstous.org  Good luck!