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Important News

Due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone our Festival, scheduled for 29 May- 6 June 2020, but we are committed to bringing you an extended and extensive Autumn Edition. If you would like to see what we were planning for the Festival, you can take a look at our proposed Festival programme

Our planned Festival programme

Autumn Events Coming Soon

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Congratulations to our Flash Fiction winners

We received 539 entries across three age categories in this year’s Flash Fiction writing competition on the theme ‘Home’.

Congratulations to our Flash Fiction winners

7th July 2020

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DBF Quiz 2020

Our annual Festival Book Quiz returns!

DBF Quiz 2020

5th June 2020

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Working with Illustration Students at the University of Derby

This year, we worked with students on the University of Derby Illustration course to illustrate our Festival programme. Derby Book Festival Director Vicky Daws...

Working with Illustration Students at the University of Derby

28th May 2020

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Pop Up Poems

Spread the joy of poetry across Derby and beyond with our PopUp Poems!

Pop Up Poems

26th May 2020

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Book-related activities for children

Inspire and entertain your children with these brilliant book-related activities. Let their imaginations run wild!

Book-related activities for children

18th May 2020

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What we're reading: Festival co-founder Sian Hoyle

While we all stay at home, we've been asking members of the DBF team which books they've been reading and, in some cases, re-reading. This week Festival co-foun...

What we're reading: Festival co-founder Sian Hoyle

18th May 2020

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Could Shared Reading help someone you know?

Would you or your group like to take part in a Shared Reading Session?

Could Shared Reading help someone you know?

11th May 2020

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What we're reading: Festival co-founder Jenny Denton

While we all stay at home, we've been asking members of the DBF team which books they've been reading and, in some cases, re-reading. This week Festival co-foun...

What we're reading: Festival co-founder Jenny Denton

11th May 2020

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What we're reading: Festival Director Vicky Dawson copy

While we all stay at home, we've been asking members of the DBF team which books they've been reading and, in some cases, re-reading. This week Festival Directo...

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4th May 2020