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!
Festival Programme 2019
The new 2019 Festival Programme is now available to view online! Click here to see all the events for this year...
Blog & News
Job Title Festival Director Hours: 0.8 FTE Salary: £30,000 per annum, pro rata Location: Derby, East Midlands Reports to: The Chair and Board of Trustees Direct Reports: Core staff (5 reports) About the Festival In just five years Derby Book Festival has established itself as the largest and most successful…Read More
We can only apologise for the following: we feel like we are bringing you nothing but bad news in this edition! Sadly we have had further cancellations by authors for some of this year’s events. However, we have been able to find what we hope you will feel are suitable…Read More
RECRUITMENT PACK Job Title Festival Manager Hours: 0.8 FTE Salary: £24,000 per annum, pro rata Location: Derby, East Midlands Reports to: Festival Director Direct Reports: 1 report (Administration Apprentice) About the Festival In just five years Derby Book Festival has established itself as the largest and most successful literature festival…Read More
From its inception the aim of Derby Book Festival has been to work across our rich and diverse city to engage with as many communities as possible and inspire a love of books and reading. To fulfil this challenge we run two key programmes: Shared Writing and Shared Reading.Read on...