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Essex Writers House: Hot Desks

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Essex Writers House: Hot Desks

Opening: 01/03/19 – 31/03/19 | Free

Part of our month-long programme, Essex Writers House, throughout March.  For the full listings of events and activities, please visit www.essexwritershouse.com

1 – 31 March

Two ‘Hot Desks for Hire’ on the top floor of Chalkwell Hall, with spectacular views of the Thames Estuary are available to writers, FREE OF CHARGE, to book by the day (9am – 9pm) for the duration of the Pop Up Essex Writers House.  We have named these desks after two great writers who spent time writing in Essex and being inspired by the Essex landscapes.  

  • Joseph Conrad, who lived for many years in Stanford-le-Hope from 1896 and wrote some of his best known works in Essex
  • Poet Ruth Pitter CBE (b.1897 – 1992) who was born in Ilford when it was still officially part of Essex.  She published 17 volumes of poetry during her lifetime and was the first woman to receive the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955.  She was appointed a CBE in 1979 to honour her many contributions to English literature.

Both desks have inspiring Thames Estuary Views, access to a kitchen, and a lively café space downstairs for breaks.  What more is needed for a space away from domestic distractions.  Bookings are limited to two days, per person. 

To Book our Conrad Desk – CLICK HERE.

To Book our Pitter Desk – CLICK HERE.

Please note – we are restricting bookings to a maximum of two days per writer, to ensure that the opportunity is afforded to as many writers as possible.


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