Michelle was joined by Sylvia Kent and Audrey Snee for this months book club. Firstly, we caught up with Sylvia on Brentwood Writers Circle, Billericay Readers Groups and more. Then I spoke to Audrey and her publishing company, her work as an international journalist, Eko Sounds (radio history) and more.
BOOK C LUB
Audrey Snee is a publisher, author, playwright and a former international journalist. Her company Estuary Publishing, based in Southend-on.Sea focuses on local social history titles. Audrey is also the founder of the Southend Writers And Artists Network which is an online forum to support local writers and artists.
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Sylvia is a freelance author/columnist and is loved for her enthusiasm for writing and for helping other writers achieve their goals. Sylvia is a powerhouse of original ideas with her work published in national, regional and on-line press. She also has a hugely successful blog https://sylviakent.blogspot.com/
Sylvia’s latest traditionally published book BRENTWOOD IN 50 BUILDINGS is on Amazon and bookshops. Following Freelance Writer of the Year award (Writing Magazine) her work has appeared in 75 titles and her work, FOLKLORE OF ESSEX contributed to Channel 5’s film COUNTY SECRETS. THE WOMAN WRITER was published by the History Press. Her book outlines the history of the SWWJ’s 1894 foundation and includes our pioneering members in journalism, literature & poetry. The famous Joyce Grenfell, former SWWJ President enjoys a dedicated chapter.
Sylvia’s books were reviewed in The Times and other dailies. As SWWJ’s archivist. she’s immersed in new historical research, contributing to on-line press, see her downloadable Kindle books. Also Facebook,Twitter & Amazon @sylviaakent & film/audio clips added. BARKING & DAGENHAM FROM OLD PHOTOGRAPHS and BRENTWOOD IN 50 BUILDINGS. Sylvia is a Fellow of the SWWJ and recently won the John Walter Silver Salver two years running.