Our Autumn Edition returns November 4-6
Join us 4-6 November
Find our latest events, download our podcasts and re-live your favourite Festival memories!
We depend on the support of so many businesses, individuals, Festival Friends and our army of volunteers to create such a special Festival
Our year-round Community Programme involves book-related activities with groups and individuals across the city
Our Festival includes over 100 book-related events & activities in June and at our Autumn Edition with some of our most celebrated authors
Our year-round programme aims to widen the Festival’s reach and works with many different communities across the city
A video celebration of the young people who were involved in our 2020 publications, ‘The World and Me’ and ‘Our Global Family’.
Shared Reading increases well-being by connecting people in a range of settings to share, listen and talk about poems and stories
Creative programmes for young people across the city, encouraging engagement with books, stories and words in many different ways.
Books of stories written by young arrivals and refugees studying English on the Derby College Lexis programme
Each year we organise Meet the Author events for all Derby’s primary & secondary schools, inspiring them to love books and reading
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