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News for Cycling Enthusiasts Posted on 2nd April 2015

News for Cycling Enthusiasts! Look out for sports writer and journalist, William Fotheringham at the Arena on Sunday 31 May. William, who is The Guardian’s cycling correspondent, will be talking about his new book Bernard Hinault and the Rise and Fall of French Cycling.  He is the author of a…

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Join the Festival Crowd Posted on 16th March 2015

Join the Festival Crowd! Today we have launched a Crowd Funding site and would welcome your support to reach our target of £2500. This will help to guarantee the Festival’s success and ensure its place in the UK’s annual book festival calendar. Because we are a registered charity, we will…

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Michael Morpurgo Competition Posted on 4th March 2015

Derby Book Festival is delighted to announce, to celebrate World Book Day (5 March), that Hays Education has agreed to sponsor the Festival’s Primary Schools ‘Meet the Author’ event with Michael Morpurgo on Monday 8 June in Derby Theatre. As part of their sponsorship, Hays Education are running a competition…

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100 days to go! Posted on 27th February 2015

100 days to go… How did that happen! 27 February marks 100 days until the start of the Festival. We are now pulling together all the information for our Festival programme, which will be published on 23 April when the main Festival Box Office opens at QUAD. Volunteer for the…

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Bookmark Competition Posted on 14th February 2015

Bookmark competition Can you write a story about love in 50 words? That’s the challenge we are setting on Valentine’s Day. It can be the love of anything – the theme can be interpreted as widely as the author wishes. There will be three age categories – under 11, 11-16…

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