Derby Book Festival

9 - 17 June 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported our second Festival held from 3 – 11 June 2016.

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Derby Book Festival

Welcome to Derby Book Festival. Our annual Festival was established in 2015 and is held every June over nine days.

Derby Book Festival celebrates the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests, with a programme featuring great writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.

Each year we welcome internationally celebrated, best-selling authors as well as a broad range of local writing talent and include an exciting children, families and educational programme.

There’s something for everyone with topics ranging from cycling to cricket, railways to real ale and birding to board games!

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Flash Fiction Writing Competition 2017 Posted on 10th January 2017

Can you write about ‘Journeys’ in just 50 words? That is the challenge we are setting for our 2017 Fifty Word Flash Fiction Writing Competition which is launched today (10 January). We are looking for stories of exactly fifty words, as calculated on the website entry form (excluding the title).…

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Can you spare some time to volunteer? Posted on 4th January 2017

Would you like to get more involved with Derby Book Festival in 2017? The Festival is run almost entirely by volunteers.  We could not function without the many people who offer their time freely to oversee the organisation and support the events, plan the programme, liaise with the authors and…

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Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a book filled 2017 Posted on 22nd December 2016

We would like to wish all our subscribers a very Happy Christmas and thank you for your support for our first two Festivals. We now have nearly 800 subscribers to our newsletter (up from around 500 last Christmas). We look forward to bringing you more news about the Festival in…

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