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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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Special pre-Festival event with Joanna Cannon Posted on 2nd December 2017

We’re delighted to bring you a special pre-Festival event on 29 January! To celebrate the publication of Three Things About Elsie, the second book by Joanna Cannon, one of the Festival’s favourite authors, we’ll be holding an evening with Joanna herself. Joanna’s debut novel, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, was the bestselling…

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We’d love you to become a Festival Friend! Posted on 23rd November 2017

As one of our Festival supporters, we hope you will be interested in joining Festival Friends.  By becoming a Festival Friend you can enjoy a range of benefits, as well as keeping in touch with the Festival throughout the year.  Plus, it’s a great way to provide long term-support to…

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