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Giving a Speech
Derby Poetry Festival

5th - 8th October 2023


Often referred to as DPF, Derby Poetry Festival is a four-day poetry and literature festival held in the centre of Derby. We are dedicated to developing new writing talent in Derby and bring excellent work to the city. DPF has just entered it's fifth year, and 2023 is set to be bigger and better than ever. 

We work with local, national and international talent to build a community of likeminded individuals to create a wonderful literary festival.

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Derby Poetry Festival is partnered with QUAD, Derby Theatre, DEDA, Derby Libraries and Derby Museums. We have access to resources and events that we want to share as we build our poetry community within Derbyshire.
We are always interested in finding and showcasing new talent, advertising events and providing resources. If you'd like to partner with us or are interested in providing us with resources, opportunities or hosting events, please get in touch via our contact form.




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