Category: Blog

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 ...

Metal – The Movement of Emotions

October 2023 - Writer Nawaziest Ul Bushra, tells of her time at Essex Writers House, hosted by Metal. "The experience carried a warmth necessary to a ...

Photo of author Kate Worsley alongside image of Foxash book cover

Up Close with Essex-based Author Kate Worsley

September 2023 - Essex-based author Kate Worsley, explains the inspiration behind her latest novel, Foxash, set in Foxash Settlement Association in ...

Chalkwell Hall in Southend by Mark Massey and Studio 459 in Portugal

No Place for Elephants

September 2023 - Essex Book Festival Director, Ros Green, takes time while on a writing residency at Studio 459 in Portugal to reflect on six years of ...

Wanderlust Writing: Visiting Inspiring Locations to Ignite the Creative Flame

August 2023 - Wanderlust Writing: Visiting Inspiring Locations to Ignite the Creative Flame. Guest blog by Rosie Buckley....

Up Close with Sandra Lawrence

July 2023 - Up close with Sandra Lawrence. Writer and journalist Sandra Lawrence tells the story of Ellen Ann Willmott, a mix of genius, caprice, ...

Mohamed Errebbaa

Unmissable

As we reach our halfway mark it is amazing to reflect on the enormous range of events that have already taken place across the county. Whether that ...

Great beginnings

We don’t know about you but we had a fabulous opening weekend. It was a joy to listen to Guardian journalist Polly Toynbee talk about her memoir ...

Get ready…it’s almost here

We’re frantically dotting the ‘i’s’ and crossing the ‘t’s at EBF HQ for this year’s ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL ...

James Canton Grounded

A book that demands to be read

Festival Director Ros Green always says that the mark of a good book for her is a book that wakes her up in the middle of the night demanding to be ...