Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Friday 19 January 2018

My Europe – Patrician Press – an Essex Book Festival event

My Europe – A Patrician Press Anthology

Friday 2nd Mar 6.30pm

Wivenhoe Bookshop

An Essex Book Festival Event

Tickets £5

Available from Wivenhoe Bookshop

All proceeds donated to European educational charities

To book call 01206 824050 or send us an email


‘My Europe’ is a collection of essays, poems, and short stories edited by Anna Johnson and Anna Vaught. The theme is on Europe in general, or the advantages and disadvantages of the European Union.

Contributors include George Szirtes, Helena Kennedy QC, Lemn Sissay, Canon Giles Frazer, Patrician Press and other authors. Julian Barnes, William Keegan and Yanis Varoufakis have also provided material. Writers could use their personal experiences about how leaving the EU will affect them.

A donation will be made to European educational charities and IBBY from the proceeds.

About the Editors

Anna Johnson, who edited our Refugees and Peacekeepers anthology, has a degree in English from Exeter College, Oxford. She worked in London as a teacher then as a children’s book editor before leaving to raise her two daughters. In 2013 she gained an MA in book art and design and now divides her time between her family, work for Patrician Press, a variety of volunteer jobs and her own book projects. She is a clarinettist, enjoys mountain climbing and is a sucker for cats.

Anna Vaught, author of Killing Hapless Ally published by Patrician Press, has a BA and MA in English literature and is an English teacher. She runs a company offering mentoring and one to one English tuition and is an occasional freelance journalist. She also writes poetry as well as working on two new novels and some short stories. She is the mother of three young boys.

To book call 01206 824050 or send us an email

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