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Derby Poetry Festival

2nd - 6th October 2024

WELCOME TO
DERBY POETRY FESTIVAL

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 sixth year, 2023 was a HUGE success and 2024 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.
 

DERBY POETRY FESTIVAL 2024 DIGITAL WORKSHOP SERIES

Following the 2023 Festival and DPF poetry Prize, Derby Poetry Festival is excited to launch our 2024 workshop series, bringing together poetry and creative writing talent from across the country. This years workshop series is all digital and integrates different types of writing, exploring form, word play and prompts, ideal for established writers and those looking to develop their creative practice.

These two hour workshops will run monthly alternating between Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings, starting Thursday 22nd February. Workshops will be capped at 30 participants and we expect high interest so book now to avoid disappointment! 

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What's on?

  • 25 May 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Online Zoom Workshop
    Derby Poetry Festival is excited to launch our 2024 workshop series, bringing together poetry and creative writing talent from across the country. This year's workshop series is all digital and integrates different types of writing. This workshop will be lead by Rachel Long.
  • 20 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    Derbyshire, Shining Cliff Woods, United Kingdom
    Derby Poetry Festival are excited to introduce ‘Write the Wilderness’. Walk 6: Summer Solstice Evening Walk Date: 20/06/24 Distance: 3 miles Time - 6.30pm - 8.30pm Ability: Easy Meeting point: Shining Cliff Woods Car Park
  • 20 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    Online Zoom Workshop
    Derby Poetry Festival is excited to launch our 2024 workshop series, bringing together poetry and creative writing talent from across the country. This year's workshop series is all digital and integrates different types of writing. This workshop will be lead by Liz Berry.
  • 21 Jun 2024, 18:00 – 20:30
    Location is TBD
    Walk 7: Summer Solstice Evening Walk for young people in association with the Solstice Prize for Writing East Midlands.
  • 13 Jul 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    Location is TBD
    Derby Poetry Festival are excited to introduce ‘Write the Wilderness’. Walk 5: Butterley (Reservoir or County Park) Date: 13/07/24 Distance: TBC Time: TBC Ability: TBC Meeting point: TBC
  • 20 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Online Zoom Workshop
    Derby Poetry Festival is excited to launch our 2024 workshop series, bringing together poetry and creative writing talent from across the country. This year's workshop series is all digital and integrates different types of writing. This workshop will be lead by Yomi Sode.
  • 22 Aug 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    Online Zoom Workshop
    Derby Poetry Festival is excited to launch our 2024 workshop series, bringing together poetry and creative writing talent from across the country. This year's workshop series is all digital and integrates different types of writing. This workshop will be lead by Vanessa Kisuule.
  • 21 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    Online Zoom Workshop
    Derby Poetry Festival is excited to launch our 2024 workshop series, bringing together poetry and creative writing talent from across the country. This year's workshop series is all digital and integrates different types of writing. This workshop will be lead by Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa.
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BUILDING A COMMUNITY

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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