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Write the book you want to read Posted on 22nd August 2019

At the 2019 Festival we welcomed a panel of successful authors to talk about their very different journeys into the world of publishing, from self-published Amazon hits to bestselling traditional paperbacks. Our Routes into Publishing event featured Lucy Foley, Rachel Abbott and Tracy Bloom. In the audience for the event…

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Our Autumn Edition is coming soon … Posted on 16th August 2019

We are currently finalising the programme for our first Autumn Edition on 26 & 27 October. Tickets will go on sale on Monday 9 September and we will send you a link to the website with all the booking links.  We plan to hold the majority of the events in…

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Book signings that gave us something to remember Posted on 6th August 2019

We’re always touched by how much time our guests give to their audiences for book signings. Every event is accompanied by a patient line of passionate fans, and each one of them goes away with more than just a signed book after a conversation with our featured writer. But some…

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Getting a taste of the Derby Book Festival Posted on 18th July 2019

Before our Festival kicked off this year we held a special preview event in May with Trent College in Long Eaton. Visitors from the local area came to hear from Joanna Courtney and Sophie Draper, two of our guests for the 2019 Festival, and to learn about the exciting events…

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Performance Poetry in the Midlands – Part 1 Posted on 12th July 2019

At this year’s Festival we had an exciting array of performance poetry, from the award-winning Henry Normal to local stars from the Midlands including Dan Webber, Nafeesa Hamid and Rupinder Kaur. If this whet your appetite for a regular dose of prosody, then you’re in luck – the Midlands has…

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