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October 1, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Rewriting the Archive: Rising Tides and Essex Floods

Wendy Constance
Wendy Constance Rewriting the archive


Essex Record Office, Wharf Road
Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6YT United Kingdom

** Date Changed to Saturday 1st October **

Join environmental writer and poet, Wendy Constance, for this writing workshop exploring the archives of Essex floods.

The workshop will commence with a selection of archive material – illuminating and inspirational – exploring the natural and social history of flooding along the Essex coast.

Writing prompts will then help to arouse creativity and curiosity. Writing can be prose or poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction – or a combination – depending on where the inspiration takes you.


Venue: Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6YT

Date and time: Saturday 1st October, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can, suggested donation £5

Box Office: Booking essential. Book your place via our eventbrite page

For ages: 14+


About the Writer

Since winning the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2013 (Stone Age novel Brave published April 2014), Wendy’s writing has developed via creative nonfiction (MA Wild Writing: Literature & the Environment 2018) and poetry.

In 2019, as part of the Tides of Tendring project, including research into the history of local flooding, to raise awareness of the flooding dangers along the Tendring coast, Wendy edited the accompanying pamphlet.

In 2021 she received Arts Council DYCP funding for developing the writing practice of eco-poetry.

Wendy has led Essex Book Festival writing workshops for adults and children on the topics of plastic pollution and the environment.

As a mixed-media artist, she combines loves of writing, nature, and walking with the potential to interweave different creative forms.

Website: wendyconstance.com



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We can accommodate up to six wheel chair users in the lecture theatre.

There are three car parking spaces for users with disabilities at the front of the building. These cannot be booked in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The public car parks near to the ERO will also have some spaces for users with disabilities. For more information about these car parks, see our Visit us page.

Hearing induction loops
There are hearing induction loops at both the reception desk and at the Searchroom counter on the first floor, where you sign in.

There is a lift up to the Searchroom on the first floor. The lift has been fitted with an audio commentary which announces when the doors are closing and when it arrives at the first floor.

There are wheelchair-accessible toilets on the ground floor, near reception.

If you have any additional requirements, please email ero.enquiry@essex.gov.uk to discuss them.

Latest information about accessibility at Essex Record Office can be found at essexrecordoffice.co.uk.