Essex Book Festival would like to thank our huge variety of partners, with whom we work within Essex and beyond.

Essex Book Festival receives financial support from Arts Council England, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Essex County Council, Southend Borough Council and the University of Essex. It is based within the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Essex’s Colchester campus.

Principal Media Partners for 2016 were the Echo and the Gazette.

Sponsors and supporters include Anglia Ruskin University, the Forum, Polish Cultural Institute, and the Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel.

And this year’s partner organisations who contributed to our programme and overall success include Atlantic Books, Canvey Island Schools Partnership, Dorothy L Sayers Society, English PEN, Firstsite, HMS Chelmsford Prison, Just Imagine, Killer Women, Margery Allingham Society, Mercury Theatre, METAL, Essex Cultural Diversity Project, Patrician Press, Pop Up Festival, Puffin Books, SOSAC, Sundown Arts, The White Bus, Vintage Books and the Writers Centre Norwich.