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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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Alison Weir to return in 2018 Posted on 3rd October 2017

Great news from Alison Weir – she has agreed to return to the Festival in 2018 to talk about the third book in her series on each of Henry VIII’s six wives: Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen.   Alison will join us on Wednesday 6 June. Jo Jakeman Blog We have already…

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Introducing our Festival Director Posted on 7th September 2017

We are delighted to welcome Theresa Keogh, our first Festival Director, to the Derby Book Festival team.  Theresa was born and educated in Derby, having attended St Benedict’s School before undertaking an English degree at the University of Birmingham.  She went on to study for an MA in Scriptwriting at…

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