Derby Poetry Festival 2023

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

QUAD will be holding events on 7 & 8 October.

The full festival programme can be viewed at https://www.derbypoetryfestival.com/

Derby Poetry Festival is funded by Arts Council England, Derby City Council & Derby Cathedral Quarter

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Workshops for Adults

Derby Poetry Festival: Editing Your Poetry with Harry Slater

Looking at some of the ways you can polish your poem once the first draft is done

07 Oct

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Derby Poetry Festival: Workshop with Raymond Antrobus

Derby Poetry Festival presents a poetry writing workshop with Raymond Antrobus

07 Oct

Derby Poetry Festival: Workshop with Raymond Antrobus

Derby Poetry Festival presents a poetry writing workshop with Raymond Antrobus

07 Oct

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Workshops for Families & Young People

Derby Poetry Festival: Bananas Write Poems, Too : Children’s Poetry Workshop with Attie Lime

A kids’ workshop using inanimate objects to write fantastic poetry.

08 Oct

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Derby Poetry Festival: Poetry Workshop with Scarlett Ward

A poetry workshop looking at space & space: the intergalactic and the white space on the page.

08 Oct

Derby Poetry Festival: Poetry Workshop with Scarlett Ward

A poetry workshop looking at space & space: the intergalactic and the white space on the page.

08 Oct

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