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, Chelmsford City Council, Essex County Council, Explore Essex, Thurrock Council and 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 and Firstsite. Our Principal Media Partner is BBC Essex.

And this year’s partner organisations who contributed to our programme and overall success include All Stories, Beth Chatto Education Trust, Blown Fuse Theatre, Chelmsford Community Radio, Chelmsford Festival, Children’s University, Creative BasildON, Cressing Temple Barns, Dorothy L Sayers Society, EA Festival, Essex Cultural Diversity Project, Electric Palace, Epping Forest Heritage Trust, Essex Gardens Trust, Essex Library Services, Essex Record Office, Felixstowe Book Festival, Focal Point Gallery, Harlow Council, The Harwich Society, Heads2Minds, High House Production Park, HMP & YOI Chelmsford, Human Library, Hylands Estate, Ideas Hub, Index on Censorship, Kinetika, Lakeside Theatre, Layer Marney Tower, Maldon & District CVS, Mercury Theatre, Metal, Packing Shed Theatre, Southend Museums, V&A, WritersMosaic.

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