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Your Secrets are revealed! Posted on 13th April 2016

Congratulations to the six winners of our Flash Fiction Writing Competition 2016. The winners were announced at Derby Reads on Tuesday and presented with their framed bookmarks by Michael Hall from Foundation Derbyshire, the sponsors of our competition. This year’s competition, on the theme of ‘Secrets’, had over 300 entries…

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The Festival programme is out! Posted on 8th April 2016

Thanks to a lot of hard work from Chris, our wonderful designer at WDA Branding, and Richard and the team at Black Apricot Creative, who co-ordinated and managed the printing, we are the proud recipients  of 20,000 programmes, 18,000 bookmarks, 10 pop up banners and the programme for Derby Reads, …

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Please support our Crowdfunding Posted on 5th April 2016

At tonight’s Derby Reads, sponsored by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), we will not only be announcing the full line up of events for 2016, but are also launching our Crowdfunding campaign for 2016.  We do hope you will support us. We have been overwhelmed by the support we…

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Simon Callow at Festival’s Guardian Live event Posted on 29th March 2016

We are very excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the first of two Guardian Live events at Derby Book Festival.   One of the UK’s finest and best-loved actors, Simon Callow will appear at Derby Theatre on Sunday 5 June at 4pm to talk about One Man…

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Guardian Live events at Derby Book Festival Posted on 25th March 2016

Two Guardian Live events to be announced We are very excited to announce that, in association with The Guardian, we will have two Guardian Live events in our Festival programme this year.  Tickets for one of these events go on sale on Tuesday 29 March.  Can’t give too much away,…

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