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Flash Fiction Writing Competition 2017 Posted on 10th January 2017

Can you write about ‘Journeys’ in just 50 words? That is the challenge we are setting for our 2017 Fifty Word Flash Fiction Writing Competition which is launched today (10 January). We are looking for stories of exactly fifty words, as calculated on the website entry form (excluding the title).…

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Can you spare some time to volunteer? Posted on 4th January 2017

Would you like to get more involved with Derby Book Festival in 2017? The Festival is run almost entirely by volunteers.  We could not function without the many people who offer their time freely to oversee the organisation and support the events, plan the programme, liaise with the authors and…

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Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a book filled 2017 Posted on 22nd December 2016

We would like to wish all our subscribers a very Happy Christmas and thank you for your support for our first two Festivals. We now have nearly 800 subscribers to our newsletter (up from around 500 last Christmas). We look forward to bringing you more news about the Festival in…

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Sebastian Faulks to open third Derby Book Festival Posted on 24th November 2016

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our Opening Event for the 2017 Festival will feature best-selling author Sebastian Faulks in Derby Cathedral on Friday 9 June.  Next year’s Festival coincides with the arrival of the Tower of London Poppies at the Silk Mill and we can’t think of anyone…

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Special Ticket Offer from QUAD to Paterson screenings Posted on 18th November 2016

Our wonderful partners QUAD are offering subscribers to the Festival mailing list an exclusive offer on tickets to any of the screenings of Paterson at QUAD. Just quote the codeword ‘STANZA’ when booking over the phone or in person at the box office to get tickets for £6 and £5…

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