Author: Claire Buskin

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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 ...

Colchester Festival of Rice and Spice

Come and celebrate Colchester’s diverse communities through food, music and dance, with aromas and flavours from around the world to tickle the palate....

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Heritage Open Day & Book Festival at Galleywood Heritage Centre

Galleywood Heritage Centre is taking part in the Heritage Open Weekends with an Open Day & Book Festival on Saturday 8 September....

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Live poetry this autumn

The annual Essex Poetry Festival is visiting ten libraries this autumn: enjoy the opportunity to listen to poets reading aloud from their work, and ...

Nominate Syd’s Detective Duo in the Dead Good Reader Awards

Syd Moore, Writer-in-Residence for Essex Book Festival 2018, has just been shortlisted for the Holmes and Watson Award in the Dead Good Reader Awards! ...

Privacy Policy

Essex Book Festival Respects Your Privacy Essex Book Festival understands that your personal information and privacy is important to you, and ...

Thank you from the Festival Team!

It’s impossible to know where to begin to thank all of the people and organisations that helped make this year’s Essex Book Festival such a success. ...

Radical Essex: Essex Book Festival 2018 went underground…

Every year, working with the Radical Essex team based at Focal Point Gallery in Southend, Essex Book Festival hosts an event in an intriguing but ...

Pop Up Essex Writer’s House: A huge success!

When our 2018 Writer-in-Residence Syd Moore expressed a desire for an Essex Writer’s House last autumn, we had no idea that she would be hosting ...

Story-Time goes from strength to strength

Telling stories is one – if not the oldest – art form known to mankind. As such, it gives Essex Book Festival enormous pleasure to offer a ...