This year’s festival theme is Words Matter, which the event’s special guests will look to embody and explore when they stop-off in the county.
Everyone from LBC radio presenter Iain Dale and award-winning author Monique Roffey to upcoming writer Louise Hare will be taking part in the odyssey.
Windrush campaigner Patrick Vernon will also be appearing at Basildon Library, while New York Times bestseller Liz Trenow from Colchester will talk at Billericay Library.
Presenter Christine Penhall will visit Clacton Library to discuss The House That Built Alice and James Canton will head to Colchester Library to discuss The Oak Papers.
Poetry and art events, in addition to informative workshops will also be on offer over the lengthy festival.
The Essex Book Festival is held in association with the University of Essex, Essex County Council and Thurrock Council.
It will take place between June 6 and August 29 and tickets go on sale at 12pm on April 29 on essexbookfestival.org.uk.
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