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Important News

We hope you are all feeling refreshed after Christmas and looking forward to new creative challenges in 2022? If so, you'll be keen to hear we are launching our Flash Fiction competition again on 31 Jan! Look out for details of the next theme!

20 - 28 May 2022


Derby Book Festival

Welcome to Derby Book Festival - not one, but two annual Festivals!

Join us for our 2022 Festival from 20 - 28 May with a broad range of book-related events for all ages and interests in accessible venues across the city. We'll be announcing details in April 2022, when tickets go on sale for all events.

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Shared Reading

Sharing poems and stories at groups across Derby

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Our Story
How it all started in 2014…

Our Festival includes over 100 book-related events in June and at our Autumn Edition celebrating the joy of books and reading

Shared Reading
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