Derby Book Festival Blog

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We’re still here … and working! Posted on 30th March 2020

Even though we took the painful decision to cancel the Festival, there is still plenty going on behind the scenes. We plan to send you this weekly e-shot at 10am every Monday for the forseeable future to keep you updated on what’s happening and to share our plans – as…

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Very sad to tell you … Posted on 23rd March 2020

We are very sad to have to announce that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Derby Book Festival, which was due to be held from 29 May – 6 June 2020.  This decision is not made lightly and has been made in consultation with our trustees and…

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Important information for Derby Reads ticket holders Posted on 17th March 2020

We regret to announce that Derby Reads is cancelled. Like all UK event organisers, Derby Book Festival is having to make plans in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Due to Government advice issued yesterday, we have reluctantly decided to cancel our 2020 programme launch, Derby Reads, which was scheduled for…

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COVID-19 Update Posted on 16th March 2020

Like many UK event organisers, the Derby Book Festival team has been closely following the developments of the Coronavirus. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation daily and will follow the latest available advice from the UK Government and Public Health England and respond accordingly. The outlook for Derby Book Festival…

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Inspirational books with author Laura Shepherd-Robinson Posted on 18th February 2020

Debut author Laura Shepherd-Robinson appeared at our 2019 Festival to talk about her novel Blood Sugar and the journey to becoming a writer. We invited Laura to share more about her literary inspirations with us in a series of guest blogs. Books that inspired me to write #3: Dissolution The…

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