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The waiting is nearly over … Posted on 3rd April 2017

Our Festival programme is now complete: beautifully designed by the ever patient and talented Chris from WDA Branding, and is now at the printers!  We are on course to receive 20,000 copies next week for our Derby Reads event on 11 April (see below). This year’s Festival includes another broad…

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Tickets now available for our Derby Reads event Posted on 26th March 2017

Tickets are now available for Derby Reads, our Festival programme launch event in QUAD on Tuesday 11 April at 6pm for 6.30 – 7.30pm.  As well as sharing the highlights of this year’s Festival with readings from some of the wonderful books and authors to be featured, we will also…

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Happy International Women’s Day! Posted on 9th March 2017

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are delighted to announce two more exciting events featuring inspirational women at this year’s Festival.  These are in addition to our already strong female line-up with Dame Jenni Murray at the Festival Lunch on Tuesday 13 June, poet Helen Mort (with Dan Richards) at…

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100 days to go! Posted on 3rd March 2017

We can’t quite believe it, but as of today, it’s only 100 days until the first day of our Festival!  Life is certainly getting busier at Derby Book Festival office as we finalise the programme.  It goes off to our wonderful designer, Chris at WDA Branding next week so it’s…

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Sebastian Faulks tickets now on sale Posted on 22nd February 2017

  The waiting is over!  We are delighted to announce that you can now buy tickets for this year’s Opening Event with Sebastian Faulks.  The event, sponsored by Peveril Homes, will be held on Friday 9 June in Derby Cathedral, starting at 7.30pm.  Tickets cost £15/£12 concessions and are available…

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