Derby Book Festival

1 - 9 June 2018

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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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First 2018 Festival Authors Announced Posted on 22nd November 2017

In 2018 we’re hosting an array of acclaimed writers, from political heavyweights to international authors. We’re delighted to announce some of our first Festival authors who will be joining us in 2018. Ken Clarke and Alan Johnson We have enjoyed great success with political author events. We hope this will…

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Derby Poetry Festival line-up Posted on 10th November 2017

We know a lot of our subscribers are poetry lovers, so you’ll no doubt be looking forward to the first Derby Poetry Festival, which will be held from 23 to 26 November 2017 in venues across the city.  Headline events include Tony Walsh and Linton Kwezi Johnson (pictured above), and…

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Please vote for our Aviva funding bid Posted on 27th October 2017

Have you (literally!) two minutes to spare?  Derby Book Festival needs your help! Although it is still a long time until the 2018 Derby Book Festival, the team are working hard to secure funding for the various projects that we run as part of the Festival. At the moment we…

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