Derbyshire Literature Festival is coming soon.
This is our major event this year in Derbyshire Libraries - 10 action packed days of literary treats across the county from Friday 8 to Sunday 17 May.
Featuring writers from around the UK as well as showcasing Derbyshire talent as part of the county's year-long Made in Derbyshire (opens in a new window) celebration.
Look out for copies of the festival brochure in Derbyshire Libraries or download the pdf version from this page.
Most of the Festival events require booking and payment in advance. You can book tickets online or in any Derbyshire Library.
Please check the festival brochure attached to this page as some events require booking directly with the venue or organiser …
Derbyshire Poem a Month Writing Competition
We're inviting anyone who lives, works or studies in Derbyshire to get creative and write a short poem to enter the competition. The closing date is Friday 29 May 2015.
We'll be choosing 6 poems which will feature on the Poem a Month blog (opens in a new window) later in the year.
Full details and an entry form are attached to this page.
If you would like to receive a fresh poem in your email inbox every month then visit Derbyshire Poem a Month and sign up.
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Information on other websites
- Derbyshire Literature Festival on Twitter (opens in a new window)
- Derbyshire Libraries on Facebook (opens in a new window)
Courses or events
Click on a course or event for more details and to make a booking.
- Making an Artist's Book with Duncan and Emma Pass - Alfreton (09/05/2015 10:00)
- Wild Times and Brave Adventures with Gordon MacLellan - Alfreton (16/05/2015 13:30)
- Meet the Author: Kate Williams (05/05/2015 19:30)
- Cats and Dogs with Abi Burlingham and Kerstin Morrison - Bolsover (09/05/2015 13:30)
- Sailing Close to the Wind: An Audience with Dennis Skinner MP (15/05/2015 19:30)
- Wonderful Well Dressing - Brimington (14/05/2015 10:30)
- Wordworms! with Mark Gwynne Jones - Buxton (09/05/2015 13:30)
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
- Bangles and Beads with Penny Kill (17/05/2015 14:00)
- The Lunar Men: Maria Whatton and Sarah Matthews (08/05/2015 19:00)
- Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Chapel-en-le-Frith (09/05/2015 11:00)
- Making an Artist's Book with Duncan and Emma Pass - Chesterfield (12/05/2015 18:30)
- Mills and Chimneys: songs of Derbyshire (15/05/2015 19:30)
- Reasons to Stay Alive: Matt Haig (13/05/2015 19:30)
- The Housekeeper's Tale: Christine Robinson - Chesterfield (08/05/2015 10:30)
Clay Cross Library
- The Clockwork Dragon with Jonathan Emmett - Clay Cross (16/05/2015 10:30)
- Cats and Dogs with Abi Burlingham and Kerstin Morrison - Clowne (09/05/2015 10:30)
- Tales of the Canal Bank with Christine McMahon - afternoon (17/05/2015 13:00)
- Tales of the Canal Bank with Christine McMahon - morning (17/05/2015 10:00)
- Tales of the Canal Bank with Gordon MacLellan - afternoon (10/05/2015 13:00)
- Tales of the Canal Bank with Gordon MacLellan - morning (10/05/2015 10:00)
Derbyshire Record Office
- Writing Workshop with Jill Dawson (11/05/2015 14:00)
- The Clockwork Dragon with Jonathan Emmett - Dronfield (16/05/2015 13:30)
- The Real Sherlock Holmes with Angela Buckley (15/05/2015 14:00)
- A Sense of Place: Derbyshire in Fiction with Lisa Langley-Fogg (14/05/2015 14:00)
- Kusudama Origami Flower Workshop with Jan Reynolds (11/05/2015 10:00)
Elvaston Castle Country Park
- Love-life in Nature with Jules Howard (10/05/2015 14:00)
- Wonderful Well Dressing - Gamesley (14/05/2015 10:30)
- Meet the Author: Cath Staincliffe (08/05/2015 19:30)
- Paper Filigree Workshop with Penny Kill (16/05/2015 13:00)
- Meet the Author: Sathnam Sanghera (14/05/2015 19:30)
Long Eaton Library
- The Housekeeper's Tale: Christine Robinson - Long Eaton (12/05/2015 10:30)
Melbourne Assembly Rooms
- Derbyshire Women Writers: Emma Bamford, Tracy Bloom and Joanna Courtney (15/05/2015 19:30)
New Mills Library
- Wordworms! with Mark Gwynne Jones -New Mills (09/05/2015 10:30)
- Meet the Author: Robert Shore - Newbold (12/05/2015 14:30)
Oakland Community Care Centre and Extra Care Housing
- A Double Helping of Poetry with Sally Goldsmith and River Wolton (13/05/2015 13:30)
Renishaw Hall and Gardens
- 'If walls could talk': creative writing at Renishaw with Helen Mort, Derbyshire Poet Laureate (16/05/2015 10:30)
- Meet the Author: Jill Dawson (11/05/2015 19:30)
- Meet the Author: Richard Benson (12/05/2015 19:30)
South Normanton Library
- Wild Times and Brave Adventures with Gordon MacLellan - South Normanton (16/05/2015 10:30)
- Playwriting Workshop with Kevin Fegan (12/05/2015 10:30)
- The Mad Hatter's Workshop - Swadlincote - session 1 (16/05/2015 10:00)
- The Mad Hatter's Workshop - Swadlincote -session 2 (16/05/2015 11:00)
- Meet the Author: Robert Shore - Wirksworth (12/05/2015 19:30)