We are really pleased that, in just over two weeks, ticket sales are going well for our Autumn Edition.

If you haven’t yet booked for Raynor Winn (The Salt Path) – don’t delay!  It is looking likely to sell out within the next week.  Tickets are also selling well for Sir Vince Cable, Kamal Ahmed for Lara Maiklem.

You can book tickets for all the events online or visit QUAD’s box office (or give them a call).

Considering #MeToo
One event we would like to draw your attention to is Sofka Zinovieff and Emma Glass’ discussion: Considering #MeToo.   Their novels are brave and hard hitting, with Sofka’s described by The Guardian as “a Lolita for the age of #MeToo”.  Both deal with issues of consent, grooming and the abuse of power: by an older man over a teenage girl (in Sofka’s Putney) and a rape of a young girl and its horrifying aftermath (in Peach).

Their event will explore challenging issues but we do feel they are ones that deserve to be heard and hope it will interest you or someone you know.

Audio recordings from June
If you want to catch up on some of the events you may have missed in June – or re-live some that you enjoyed – we have now uploaded audio recordings of most of the events that QUAD hosted.

You can find them on our website at: http://www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/media/2019/

You can also see some of the images of our June festival, taken by our wonderful photographers, The Gribbons.

Community libraries
Last year the decision was made for some of the city’s libraries to move to new management arrangements with DHA and to be run with volunteer support.  More libraries are being moved to this new management and volunteers are urgently required for some of them.

As book lovers we feel sure that you are keen to keep our city’s libraries open and accessible to local communities.  As a Festival, we are keen to work more closely with both Derby City Council and DHA to support this.

If you are able to get involved as a volunteer the following libraries are currently open and need your help:

Spondon, Chaddesden, Sinfin, Blagreaves, Allestree, Mackworth

Other libraries will be opening soon and will also need volunteer support.

For more information contact Kate Richardson on 01332 227739 or kate.richardson@communityactionderby.org.uk


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Derby Book Festival

29 May – 6 June 2020

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