Next year’s Festival dates announced

15th August 2016

Before you book any holidays for next year, make sure you have the dates for Derby Book Festival 2017 in your diary!

Next year’s dates are 9 – 17 June 2017.  This is a week later than our previous two festivals.  We have decided to move the Festival so it starts a week after the schools’ half term break as we know from feedback that some people have missed the Festival because of holidays.  We hope this will ensure that there are fewer disappointed people and that we will be able to introduce new people to the Festival.

What we are up to

In case you thought we are putting our feet up for a few months, there’s still plenty to do between festivals.  We have to tidy up the office, sort out our files and finalise the budget.  We have to complete evaluation forms and feedback to our funders on how we have  used their money and we are already having conversations with our partners about how they would like to engage with next year’s festival.  But we also have the fun bit, which means many hours of devouring publishers’ catalogues and deciding who to invite to next year’s Festival!

We have already received lots of ideas about authors you would like to see included in next year’s Festival programme.  Whilst we can’t make any guarantees, do please let us know of any authors or events you would like us to include by emailing

Derby Book Festival

31 May – 8 June 2019

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