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Special pre-Festival event with Joanna Cannon Posted on 2nd December 2017

We’re delighted to bring you a special pre-Festival event on 29 January! To celebrate the publication of Three Things About Elsie, the second book by Joanna Cannon, one of the Festival’s favourite authors, we’ll be holding an evening with Joanna herself. Joanna’s debut novel, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, was the bestselling…

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We’d love you to become a Festival Friend! Posted on 23rd November 2017

As one of our Festival supporters, we hope you will be interested in joining Festival Friends.  By becoming a Festival Friend you can enjoy a range of benefits, as well as keeping in touch with the Festival throughout the year.  Plus, it’s a great way to provide long term-support to…

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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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