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It’s a Crime! Posted on 16th May 2019

We can only apologise for the following: we feel like we are bringing you nothing but bad news in this edition!  Sadly we have had further cancellations by authors for some of this year’s events.  However, we have been able to find what we hope you will feel are suitable…

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We are recruiting Posted on 13th May 2019

RECRUITMENT PACK  Job Title Festival Manager Hours: 0.8 FTE Salary: £24,000 per annum, pro rata Location: Derby, East Midlands Reports to: Festival Director Direct Reports:  1 report (Administration Apprentice) About the Festival In just five years Derby Book Festival has established itself as the largest and most successful literature festival…

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The Autumn Edition is coming … Posted on 13th May 2019

For some time we have been keen to hold author events outside the Festival dates in June.  It always seems a long time between Festivals and we are pretty sure our audiences would like to have more events throughout the year. We hoped to do a series of one off…

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Getting started as a ghostwriter with John Woodhouse Posted on 9th May 2019

Ghostwriter John Woodhouse will be in conversation with former England cricketer Graeme Fowler on Wednesday 5 June as part of this year’s Festival programme. John is a well-respected columnist and feature writer well known for his entertaining, insightful, and sensitive journalism on wide-ranging subjects from current affairs to politics, entertainment…

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New event at Déda with Alison Smith MBE: The Sewing Book Posted on 8th May 2019

We hate cancelling events and do our utmost to avoid it, though it isn’t always possible.  Sometimes we are able to postpone or find a suitable replacement event. We are delighted that this year we have secured Alison Smith MBE to run two sewing events in Déda on Sunday 2…

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