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First Festival Events on Sale Posted on 9th February 2017

Our first three events are now on sale at Derby LIVE!   You can now get tickets for architectural historian Dan Cruickshank, comic and author Shappi Khorsandi and poet Helen Mort with author Dan Richards.  They will all be appearing at Festival events in The Guildhall. We hope to have news…

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The Essex Serpent is coming to Derby Posted on 1st February 2017

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Perry will join us at the third Derby Book Festival to talk about her best selling novel, The Essex Serpent, which won the Waterstones Book of the Year 2016 and was also shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year. Set in 1893,…

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Flash Fiction Writing Competition 2017 Posted on 10th January 2017

Can you write about ‘Journeys’ in just 50 words? That is the challenge we are setting for our 2017 Fifty Word Flash Fiction Writing Competition which is launched today (10 January). We are looking for stories of exactly fifty words, as calculated on the website entry form (excluding the title).…

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Can you spare some time to volunteer? Posted on 4th January 2017

Would you like to get more involved with Derby Book Festival in 2017? The Festival is run almost entirely by volunteers.  We could not function without the many people who offer their time freely to oversee the organisation and support the events, plan the programme, liaise with the authors and…

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Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a book filled 2017 Posted on 22nd December 2016

We would like to wish all our subscribers a very Happy Christmas and thank you for your support for our first two Festivals. We now have nearly 800 subscribers to our newsletter (up from around 500 last Christmas). We look forward to bringing you more news about the Festival in…

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