Category: Blog

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John Crace: New Date and Venue Announced

Our event with John Crace has been rearranged to Sunday 28th July and will now take place at Chelmsford Theatre Studio. John Crace will be talking ...

Aerial photo of Hylands House on Open Day

A ‘Swiftie’ Twist …

With ‘Swiftie-mania’ sweeping the country as Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour unfolds across the UK, Essex Book Festival is delighted to bring its own Swiftie ...

Radical Essex Procession

What a start, and still so much to come…

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our This Land: Launch Day last Saturday at University of Essex. We had the most wonderful time. With a full mix ...

Your Guide to FREE Essex Book Festival Events

A good time doesn’t have to cost the earth. We offer a wide range of events, workshops and activities which are free to attend. Come and join in the ...

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Countdown to This Land: Launch Day

Can a poem be translated into a picture? Or a recipe? Find out at the launch of this year’s Essex Book Festival… We have workshops galore in the ...

New Worlds

New Worlds Only a month to go until internationally best-selling author Lionel Shriver ‘hot-foots it’ from Hay Festival to Essex Book Festival. Lionel ...

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Taking The Long View

Every year we like to add new venues to the mix. Partly because it’s always fun to go to new places – even if they’re on the doorstep ...

Programme launching this week

We are absolutely delighted to be launching the programme for this year’s 25th Edition of Essex Book Festival. With over 250 amazing writers and ...

Out of the blocks with a bang

We have started our 25th Anniversary with an absolute bang! Not only did the inspirational Caroline Lucas MP join our introductory panel conversation ...

The Lament of the Beat Fractured by its Own

By Nawaziest Ul Bushra A journey etched by Saffron – the exotic in Essex. This walk spoke of a beat that caught our steps in a stillness. Like the ...