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 Arts and Cultural Fund, Essex Libraries and University of Essex. It is based within the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Essex’s Colchester campus.

Our Principal Media Partner is BBC Essex.

And this year’s partner organisations who contributed to our programme and overall success include Anglia Ruskin University, Appetite Book Club, Beach of Dreams, BBC Essex, Chelmsford Cathedral, Chelmsford Community Radio, Chelmsford Theatre, Chicken and Frog Bookshop, Colchester City Council, Cressing Temple Barns, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Dorothy L Sayers Society, EA Festival, Electric Palace Harwich, Essex Cultural Diversity Project, Essex Library Services, Essex Record Office, Essex Writers House, Explore Essex, Felixstowe Book Festival, Firstsite, Global Association of Literary Festivals, Harlow Art Trust, Harlow College, Heads2Minds, HMP & YOI Chelmsford, Human Library, Hylands Estate, Katie Kennedy Design, Kinetika, Lakeside Theatre, Layer Marney Tower, Makerspace Colchester, Mercury Theatre, Metal, National Trust, Red Lion Books, Samaritans Colchester, Saqi Books, Signals, T100 Festival, Thurrock Council, Wild Arts, Write2Speak, Writers Mosaic.


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