Essex Writers House - Writers Café

Essex Writers House - Writers Café
01 - 31 March 2019
12:00 - 17:00
Metal, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea

From Voltaire to Hemingway and Sue Townsend to J. K. Rowling, writers have a long tradition of people watching, writing and observing life from cafés and bars.

Come along to enjoy a cuppa in our Pop Up Writers Cafe.

Book Swap
Book Shop
1pm Daily Reads (Open Mic opportunity), Thursday-Sunday throughout 
Individual events throughout


We invite writers of all ages, experience levels and genres to share their work in the cosy setting of our café.

At 1pm each day, we are excited to host a different writer to read up to 10 minutes of original material to an intimate, friendly audience. Anyone can take to the stage but we do ask, where possible, to could book a slot in advance.

To sign up, click here.

Fully accessible
All are welcome 

Any queries? Email

Part of our month long Essex Writers House programme. For full listings of events and activities, visit