Literary Life: Author Readings

A fabulous opportunity to join authors with links to the Thaxted area, find out more about their work and hear readings from their publications.

Authors presenting include:

Janet Dyson is an academic, writer and bookseller who lives in Great Bardfield. Her publications include local history, fiction and educational works, and her 2017 book Artists of Great Bardfield: ‘Great Bardfield Shows Beautiful Things’ is a fascinating account of how the artistic community in this north west Essex village developed in the 1930s and flourished up until the 1960s.

Rosemary Hayes lives in north Essex and has written over forty books for children and young adults, many of which have been shortlisted for awards.

Clare Mulley also lives in north Essex, and is an award-winning author and broadcaster whose work has focused particularly on female experience during the Second World War.

Philippa Tudor is known as a researcher on the composer Gustav Holst and his musical circle, his wife Isobel and daughter Imogen, and their deep connections with Thaxted and its people in the early twentieth century.

Get tickets for £5.00 (normally £12.50) by using the code 2023LIFE during booking.

Event details


July 8, 2023


3:00pm - 4:30pm


£5 with code: 2023LIFE

Who for?

For adults

How to book

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£5 with code: 2023LIFE

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Supported by the ECC Arts and Culture Fund

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