Sat 1 Jun 2024
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Essex Book Festival Launch Event: Enlightenment, Sarah Perry image

Multi award-winning and best-selling author, Festival Patron and University of Essex Chancellor, Sarah Perry, will be launching this year’s festival. Talking to our Essex Book Festival Chair, Peter Donaldson, about her highly anticipated new novel, Enlightenment. Join us for this very special opening event celebrating both the 25th edition of Essex Book Festival and the 60th anniversary of University of Essex.
This event will include an audience Q&A. After the event there will be an opportunity to get your book signed by the author.
Part of our This Land: Launch Day events on Saturday 1st June at University of Essex. Join us for a day of talks, performances, debates, walks and workshops to mark the 25th Edition of Essex Book Festival and the 60th Anniversary of University of Essex.
This event will also be available to watch live online on YouTube. To register to view the event online go to The link to watch the event live will be sent to you once you have registered.
There will be live subtitles by Stagetext for this event for those attending in person and also those viewing the event online.
Box Office: or Mercury Theatre 01206 573948