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AGM Announcement

The AGM for Essex Book Festival will be taking place on Thursday 23rd September at 3pm online via Zoom. For more information please contact ...

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Join Syd Moore for The Reading Round

Have you wanted to be part of a book club but never had enough time to read? Now the Royal Literary Fund have introduced a new type of reading group – ...

Keeping You Safe

We are keen for you to understand the measures we are putting in place to keep you safe during our in person events. Here are few that we are ...

The Story Hunters Project

In the next few weeks, we will launch the Story Hunters Project together with a dedicated page that will track and exhibit your flash fiction ...

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Were you born in 1999? Are you 20 this year?

If so, get in touch by emailing us at hello@essexbookfestival.org.uk. In 2019 we will be celebrating our 20th Birthday as well, and want to celebrate ...

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The Books That Rock

What’s your favourite book set in or featuring Essex? Essex Book Festival will be 20 years old in 2019 and to celebrate we’re asking for suggestions ...

Tower Tales: Let’s Go Fly a Kite

For Essex Book Festival 2018 we invited Ruth Raymer to be writer-in-residence at Jaywick Martello Tower. Ruth spent a week at the tower, talking with ...

Ruth Raymer’s Tower Tales

For Essex Book Festival 2018 we invited Ruth Raymer to be writer-in-residence at Jaywick Martello Tower. Ruth spent a week at the tower, talking with ...

Re-mapping the Tower: our Jaywick Writer-in-Residence Ruth Raymer

For Essex Book Festival 2018 we invited Ruth Raymer to be writer-in-residence at Jaywick Martello Tower. In this entry Ruth talks broadly about her ...