Derby Book Festival

9 - 17 June 2017

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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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We are recruiting a Festival Director Posted on 20th June 2017

Would you like to be our Festival Director? To apply, you should email a cv and covering letter by 14 July to Liz Fothergill CBE, Chair of Derby Book Festival Trustees:  liz.j.fothergill@outlook.com This is an 11 month Freelance Contract.  Interviews are planned for 26 July in Derby. Derby Book Festival:…

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Thank you for your support Posted on 20th June 2017

Now the dust has started to settle, we want to thank all our subscribers for their support. We are getting the final figures in from our partner venues and from Waterstones, but early indications are that ticket sales are up from 4030 in 2016 to over 4750 in 2017!  That’s…

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Music and Words Posted on 1st June 2017

One of the most popular events at last year’s Festival was Louis de Bernières and The Bookshop Band.  The combination of music and words created a magical event, which people still mention to us as one of their favourites. This year we had hoped The Bookshop Band would be returning…

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