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First 2018 Festival Authors Announced Posted on 22nd November 2017

In 2018 we’re hosting an array of acclaimed writers, from political heavyweights to international authors. We’re delighted to announce some of our first Festival authors who will be joining us in 2018. Ken Clarke and Alan Johnson We have enjoyed great success with political author events. We hope this will…

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Find out about our Shared Reading project Posted on 17th November 2017

Since February 2017 we have been running a weekly Shared Reading Group at Parklands View extra care home in Derby.  The group comprises 12 residents aged between 50 and 90 who have extra care needs.  The group has been a great success and we are now looking to start other groups…

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Derby Poetry Festival line-up Posted on 10th November 2017

We know a lot of our subscribers are poetry lovers, so you’ll no doubt be looking forward to the first Derby Poetry Festival, which will be held from 23 to 26 November 2017 in venues across the city.  Headline events include Tony Walsh and Linton Kwezi Johnson (pictured above), and…

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Please vote for our Aviva funding bid Posted on 27th October 2017

Have you (literally!) two minutes to spare?  Derby Book Festival needs your help! Although it is still a long time until the 2018 Derby Book Festival, the team are working hard to secure funding for the various projects that we run as part of the Festival. At the moment we…

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Please support our Engagement Programme Posted on 20th October 2017

We really hope you will be able to help us secure funding for Shared Writing, a Festival engagement project which works with disadvantaged children and young people in schools in Derby and with learners at Derby College, who have English as a second language. We have submitted a bid to…

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