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, Essex County Council, Southend Borough Council, Chelmsford City Council, Thurrock Council and the University of Essex. It is based within the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Essex’s Colchester campus.

Supporters include Anglia Ruskin University, the Forum, Polish Cultural Institute, and the Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel. Our Principal Media Partner is BBC Essex.

And this year’s partner organisations who contributed to our programme and overall success include the Arthur Ransom Society, British Council,  Colchester Chinese Culture Society, Dorothy L Sayers Society, Epping at the Movies, Essex Children’s University, Essex Cultural Diversity Project, Firstsite, Focal Point Gallery, Granta, Harwich Connections, Harwich Festival, The Harwich Society, HM Prison and Probation Service, Lakeside Theatre, London Book Fair, Index on Censorship, Jaywick Martello tower, Mercury Theatre, Metal, Mother’s Bridge of Love, Patrician Press, River Stour Festival, Saqi Books, Tendring District Council.


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