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!
Blog & News
Would you like to help us manage our social media and marketing activities for the Festival? We are offering a freelance contract for a Social Media and Marketing Assistant from February to June 2020. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Derby…Read More
The 2019 Festival brought an exciting array of performance poetry to Derby, from national names like Henry Normal and Hollie McNish to local stars from the Midlands including Dan Webber, Nafeesa Hamid and Rupinder Kaur. The Midlands enjoys a lively and dynamic performance poetry scene, with several monthly events in…Read More
We would like to wish all our supporters a very Happy Christmas. We really could not exist without so many loyal book lovers supporting us: this is vital to ensuring the Festival continues and flourishes for many years to come. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s 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...