Essex Book Festival 2018 | ‘My Europe’ – Presentation and panel discussion

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A presentation of My Europe Anthology by Patricia Borlenghi and a panel discussion on Europe and the arts.

The focus of the debate will be on the future of the arts, locally in Essex, the UK and Europe in general. Guests on the panel include Anthony Roberts from the Colchester Arts Centre, author Liz Trenow, Uwe Derksen, director of the liberal arts school in Margate, artist Joanna Jones, and special guest Alex Mayer MEP. The discussion will be chaired by poet Mark Brayley.

About ‘My Europe’

This diverse and varied anthology of poems, short stories and essays includes contributions by Canon Giles Fraser, Helena Kennedy QC, Lemn Sissay, George Szirtes and Stephen Timms MP.

My Europe is one attempt to get the story straight, to explore the idea and the reality of Europe and our place in it, through a variety of sources – expert scrutiny, fiction, poetry, drama and personal testimony.

The editors are Anna Johnson who edited the Refugees and Peacekeepers Anthology, and Patrician Press author, Anna Vaught.
The event is part of the Essex Book Festival 2018