Derby Book Festival

9 - 17 June 2017

Derby Book Festival 2018 will be held from 1 - 9 June.

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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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Please support our Engagement Programme Posted on 20th October 2017

We really hope you will be able to help us secure funding for Shared Writing, a Festival engagement project which works with disadvantaged children and young people in schools in Derby and with learners at Derby College, who have English as a second language. We have submitted a bid to…

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Alison Weir to return in 2018 Posted on 3rd October 2017

Great news from Alison Weir – she has agreed to return to the Festival in 2018 to talk about the third book in her series on each of Henry VIII’s six wives: Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen.   Alison will join us on Wednesday 6 June. Jo Jakeman Blog We have already…

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Introducing our Festival Director Posted on 7th September 2017

We are delighted to welcome Theresa Keogh, our first Festival Director, to the Derby Book Festival team.  Theresa was born and educated in Derby, having attended St Benedict’s School before undertaking an English degree at the University of Birmingham.  She went on to study for an MA in Scriptwriting at…

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9 - 17 June 2017

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