2020 Festival Cancelled

We are very sorry to announce that we have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel this year’s festival.
The feedback we’ve been receiving locally, coupled with the increasing and continuing uncertainty over the ongoing virus situation, meant we felt we had no alternative.

We expect to be running the festival in 2021. We hope to see you there.

Short story competition

Thank you to everyone who entered our “Tendring Tales” short story competition.

The deadline has now passed, and the entries (all 28 of them) are currently being sent out to the 3 judges. They will hope to announce a winner by the 10th of November, or very shortly afterwards.

Thursday, 18th October, Frinton Tennis Club

Crime and Wine
Isabelle Grey and Elly Griffiths









Isabelle Grey graduated from Cambridge and became a freelance journalist before focusing on screenwriting and fiction. She is the author of two standalone novels and an Essex-based crime series featuring DI Grace Fisher. She has written for film, radio and television, including episodes of such long-running series as Wycliffe, Midsomer Murders and The Bill.









Elly Griffiths read English at King’s College London, worked in a library, for a magazine, then became Editorial Director for children’s books at HarperCollins. Her bestselling series of Dr Ruth Galloway novels, featuring a forensic archaeologist, have won the CWA Dagger in the Library, and been shortlisted three times for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.