Essex Book Festival


ECDP supported Richard O’Neill at this year’s Essex Book Festival.

Richard O’Neill was born and brought up in a large Romany family in the North of England. He is a professional storyteller and writer who tells stories in over 100 primary, secondary and special schools a year across the country. Growing up with the storytelling tradition, Richard learnt his craft from some of the best Travelling storytellers from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

An afternoon workshop with students at Stewards Academy in Harlow took place prior to the library event. ECDP Manager Indi Sandhu said “The pupils at Stewards Academy really enjoyed the event and engaged in the Q&A session”.