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Enter our Flash Fiction Writing Competition 2019 Posted on 11th April 2019

Can you write about ‘Our World’ in up to 50 words? That is the challenge we are setting for our 2019 Fifty Word Flash Fiction Writing Competition which was launched last night at Derby Reads. We are looking for stories of up to fifty words, as calculated on the website entry form…

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The Festival Programme is out! Posted on 10th April 2019

Thank you to everyone who came along to QUAD for Derby Reads.  We were delighted with the response at our first event of 2019!   There were some inspirational readings from books by authors appearing at this year’s Festival and it was all brilliantly compèred again by QUAD’s CEO, Adam Buss…

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Final Programme in place! Posted on 7th April 2019

Only a few days to go until we announce this year’s Festival programme at our Derby Reads launch event in QUAD on Wednesday 10 April.  You will then be able to book tickets for all our Festival events either online from 6pm or you can book in person or over…

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We are recruiting for a Marketing Assistant Posted on 7th March 2019

Would you like to help us manage our social media and marketing activities for the Festival?   To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to: or by post to: Derby Book Festival, 13 Lavender Row, Derby, DE22 1DF. Deadlines for applications: 5pm Monday 25 March 2019 Interviews will…

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Tickets now on sale for Fesival events with Derby LIVE Posted on 4th March 2019

A few more Festival events are on sale from 10am today, Monday 4 March.  These are likely to be the final ones before all of our remaining events go on sale on Wednesday 10 April. You can find details of all of our Festival events on our website. Museum Sleepover…

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