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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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And the winner of our eshot prize draw is… Posted on 1st July 2019

Congratulations to Susan Jennings, who has won two tickets to our brand new Autumn Edition mini-Festival on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October 2019. Susan’s name was drawn at random from everyone who signed up to our regular eshot newsletter during the Derby Book Festival week. We put out regular…

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Thank you for your support Posted on 19th June 2019

Now the dust has started to settle, we want to thank all our subscribers for their support. Very special thanks are also due to the following – we really couldn’t do any of it without you: all our Festival partners (and their wonderful staff) for the use of their excellent…

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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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