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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

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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...

What we're reading: Festival Director Vicky Dawson copy

4th May 2020

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Flash Fiction Competition

Our 2020 Flash Fiction Competition is now closed.

Flash Fiction Competition

4th May 2020

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Derby Children’s Picture Book Award 2020 announced

The winner of the second Derby Children’s Picture Book Award is announced today (1 May) and is Brian the Brave by Paul Stewart and Jane Porter, published by Ott...

Derby Children’s Picture Book Award 2020 announced

1st May 2020