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Sixty Stories University of Essex

Sixty Stories for Sixty Years – University of Essex

Sixty Stories for Sixty Years – University of Essex 1964 – 2024 University of Essex are celebrating 60 years of making change happen. 60 ...

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Super Short Story Competition

Super Short Story Competition To celebrate the 25th Edition of Essex Book Festival, we are inviting young people (ages 7-11) living in Essex to ...

Spoken Word Power Sharing Event performing students

A celebration of new young poets in Chelmsford

We had the best time at our Spoken Word Power Sharing Event which took place at Chelmsford Theatre Studio last week. With performances from local ...

National award for Essex libraries supporting asylum seekers

Essex library service has been honoured with the Library of Sanctuary Award. It celebrates libraries that demonstrate hospitality, solidarity, and ...

Announcing the launch of The Book Project

We are absolutely delighted to announce our new The Book Project as part of this year’s Essex Book Festival thanks to funding from Essex County ...

Beach of Dreams Flag Procession

Fancy being a flagbearer?

We are very excited to be launching this year’s Essex Book Festival with a Radical Procession led by Beach of Dreams from St Leonard ...

Climate Film Screening, Chelmsford

Save the Children UK are holding a climate film screening on Anglia Ruskin University Campus, Chelmsford, to highlight the impact that the climate ...

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New Opportunity: Essex Book Festival Digital Media Assistant

We are looking for someone who has strong digital media skills (including BookTok) and who is passionate about books/storytelling in the widest sense, ...

New Writing & Talking National Saturday Club launched

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Writing and Talking National Saturday Club which will be taking place every Saturday 10am-1pm from ...

Spoken Word Power Open Call is now open

Spoken Word Power Open Call is a free programme open to primary, secondary and SEND schools. Supporting schools across the UK to make poetry fun and ...