Derby Book Festival

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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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Can you write just 50 words on the theme of ‘If Only’? Posted on 10th January 2018

This is the challenge we are setting for our 2018 Fifty Word Flash Fiction Writing Competition, which is launched today, Wednesday 10 January. We are looking for stories of exactly fifty words, as calculated on the website entry form (excluding the title). You can interpret the theme of ‘If Only’ in any way you wish,…

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Would you like to get more involved with Derby Book Festival in 2018? Posted on 28th December 2017

The Festival is run almost entirely by our brilliant 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 authors and other contributors and seek the funding needed to pay for events. We…

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Last Minute Christmas Gift ideas Posted on 19th December 2017

Still looking for gift ideas for book-loving friends?  Why not get tickets for our Joanna Cannon event or make them a member of our Festival Friends!  Joanna Cannon event, 29 January Join us for our Pre-Festival event with Joanna Cannon in QUAD on Monday 29 January.  Her new novel Three Things…

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