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Everyday adventures with QClub Posted on 3rd June 2019

On Saturday 8 June we welcome TV producer and award-winning comedy writer Henry Normal to Derby Book Festival for two events, the first of which focuses on Henry’s new book, A Normal Family: Everyday adventures with our autistic son. Both events take place at Derby QUAD, which for many years…

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Congratulations to the winners of our Flash Fiction Writing competition Posted on 31st May 2019

We received nearly 350 entries across the four categories in this year’s Flash Fiction Writing competition on the theme ‘Our World’.  We are grateful to our judges for their careful consideration of the shortlisted stories that was drawn up by a small team led by  Jackie Carpenter, who organised this…

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Final few days … Posted on 27th May 2019

We are now putting the finishing touches to this year’s Festival and making the final arrangements with publishers and authors.  We have briefed our army of volunteers and they are ready to welcome you to this year’s Festival. We are very sorry that we have had so many cancellations by…

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The journey from writing to publishing Posted on 27th May 2019

On Saturday 1 June we welcome three authors to Derby Book Festival who have all achieved success through very different journeys into print. But what if you’re an aspiring writer looking to find your own route into publishing? We spoke to creative writing tutor and horror writer, Alex Davis about life…

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We are recruiting for a Festival Director Posted on 23rd May 2019

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…

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