The Essex Book festival takes place throughout June this year, with some additional events taking place in April May and July.
The events are held at venues across the county, including Layer Marney Tower, Harwich Redoubt Fort and the Essex Records Office.
Events include writing workshops and talks by authors. Amongst the authors appearing are Guardian newspaper writer John Crace and novelist rick Gale.
Visit the Essex Book Festival website to find out more about the festival, and to book tickets