Re-Writing the Archive - Online Writing Workshop with Syd Moore

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An online writing workshop with a difference, using special objects, hand-picked from the archives of Colchester Museum to inspire your work

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Black Lives Matter and the killing of George Floyd have highlighted continued inequalities in the US and UK. Part of our history is problematic. Artefacts associated with aspects of our dark, taboo or problematic past have been handpicked by the curatorial team at Colchester Museum. In this online writing workshop you will work with these objects, guided by bestselling novelist, Syd Moore, to devise a unique piece of creative writing as an imaginative response.

This is an online writing workshop so please have a pad and pen handy.

About the author

Syd Moore is the author of the Essex Witch Museum Mysteries (Strange Magic, Strange Sight, Strange Fascination) featuring Rosie Strange, and two previous mystery books, The Drowning Pool and Witch Hunt.

For nine years prior to writing Syd was a lecturer, worked extensively in the publishing industry and presented Channel 4’s book programme, Pulp. She was the founding editor of Level 4, an arts and culture magazine, and co-creator of Superstrumps, the game that reclaims female stereotypes and the founder of The Essex Girls Liberation Front.

Find out more about Syd and her writing at

Pay What You Can

We invite you to Pay What You Can for this workshop. You may choose to pay any amount you wish. The standard price is £5 but if you are able to pay more for your ticket, you will help support Essex Book Festival and our efforts to make the festival accessible to those with limited means.

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Essex Book Festival is an organsation that celebrates all things books, usually a month long series of events. In 2021 the festival over a longer time scale both digitally and in physical setting, all covid safe! Still radical, still pushing boundaries, just more of them,over more time.

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