3rd Book Festival announced

After another wildly-successful week of celebrating the written word, Derby Book Festival has confirmed dates for next year's return.

Next year the Book Festival will be taking place 9th - 17th June — a week later so that it begins a week after the schools' half term break.

Sian Hoyle, from Derby Book Festival, said: "The city has really taken the Festival to its heart and it is already established in the cultural calendar.  Our sponsorship increased by over 50%, largely thanks to the generosity of many Marketing Derby Bondholders.  Ticket sales were up by 33% on our first Festival in 2015 and we look forward to another great Festival in 2017."

Derby Book Festival celebrates the joy of books with a vibrant array of author events, talks and workshops. Previous special guests include Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, authors Tracy Chevalier and David Nicholls and Managing Director of Waterstones, James Daunt.

So, get the date in your diary for next year's Derby Book Festival — 9th - 17th June 2017, and subscribe to updates on Twitter, Facebook or check out the Derby Book Festival website.

"The city has really taken the Festival to its heart and it is already established in the cultural calendar."

— Sian Hoyle, Derby Book Festival