Friday 24 April 2015

Derby Book Festival 2015....

I am delighted to be able to share the details of the first ever

  Derby Book Festival.

The book festival, the first ever for the city, is the brainchild of Jenny Denton and Sian Hoyle, two avid readers, whose passion for books have inspired this huge event.

Jenny Denton, Liz Fothergill, Sian Hoyle

 The Festival is filled to bursting with exciting author events 

and is to be held from the

31 May - 7 June 2015

The Festival, which is a registered charity, will celebrate the joy of books and the power and pleasure of reading.  The ambitious programme will be held in venues across the city with over 60 book related events and activities for all ages and interests.

The programme includes best-selling, celebrated writers, including:

Michael Morpurgo at Derby Theatre on Sunday 7 June

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Michael Morpurgo

David Nicholls at QUAD Derby on Wednesday 3 June

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David Nicholls

Penelope Lively at the Cathedral Quarter Hotel for the Festival Lunch on Thursday 4 June

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 Penelope Lively

Simon Armitage at Deda (Dance Centre) on Thursday 4 June

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Simon Armitage

Katie Fforde at QUAD Derby on Friday 5 June

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Katie Fforde

Sarah Waters at QUAD Derby on Saturday 6 June

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Sarah Waters

James Naughtie at Derby Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday 6 June

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James Naughtie

There will also be a recording of BBC Radio 4's Bookclub with Jon McGregor on Friday 5 June.  

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With events from author talks, discussions, live performances, and workshops for budding writers to children’s book trails, storytelling, theatre performances and ‘Make It’ sessions, there’s something for everyone!  

It will also feature events of local and specialist interest including cycling, railways, photography, football and cricket. 

For full details of the programme visit:

Follow the event on social media

Twitter @DerbyBookFest

Facebook DerbyBookFestival

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  1. Many thanks for supporting our first Book Festival. Tickets are already selling well!

    1. Thanks for letting Jaffareadstoo be one of the first to shout out about this amazing event.

      Hope the tickets sell like hot cakes !!


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