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Do you defy a stereotype? Are you like an open book and do you have valuable experiences that readers could benefit from learning about? Are you motivated to help challenge stigma and stereotypes through dialogue and personal conversations?

The Human Library is coming to Chelmsford Library on Saturday 1 July as part of this year’s Essex Book Festival, and we’re looking for Human Books to come and share their experiences.

The Human Library helps people challenge stereotypes, overcome stigma, and share valuable experiences with others, and provides a platform for talking about difficult subjects in a safe and friendly environment.

Sound interesting? Then contact Jo at Essex Cultural Diversity Project on for more info, or fill in the online form at the Human Library Organisation’s website to express your interest and tell us a little more about yourself, and we’ll be in touch.