Welcome to Oakwood Literature Festival Website

Next event is the Christmas Book Fair

24th November 2018 10-3pm

Oakwood Community Centre, Springwood Drive, Oakwood, Derby DE21 2RQ

A Big Thank you to everyone who attended the first Oakwood Literature Festival. We all had a great day and the talks and readings were very well received. I received so much positive feedback on the day about the whole event and I am immensely proud of what we achieved. It wouldn’t have been possible without the authors freely giving their time to make the day a success, many of whom have already committed to returning next year!

The volunteers worked their socks of in the running the cafe, the tombola, raffle and the bookstore.

Thank you to members of the public who attended and to those who purchased authors’ books and found their next favourite author! We will be posting photos very soon, so watch this space!

The Second Oakwood Literature Festival 2019

Festival Date: Saturday 18th May (10am-4pm)

The Oakwood Literature Festival in Derby aims to bring authors and readers together through the celebration of books. The event is FREE to enter for the general public and was founded by Oakwood local author, Dawn Brookes.



The second event will be held at Oakwood Community Centre, Springwood Drive, Oakwood, Derby DE21 2RQ

Authors/Speakers Confirmed for 2018

AA Abbott – writes suspense thrillers & dyslexia friendly books

Celia Boyd – writes historical fiction

Dawn Brookes, writes memoirs, mystery fiction, children’s picture books 3-9 years

Mina Drever – memoir on the subject of dementia

David Ebsworth – writes historical thrillers

Kate Frost – writes women’s fiction & children’s fiction 9-12 years

Josephine Lay – writes women’s fiction & poetry

Peter Lay – philosophical

John Lynch – writes historical fiction, non-fiction and is a ghostwriter

David Robertson – writes children’s books 7-11 years

Martin Shipley – travel memoir

Sally Wilkes – early readers

Darren Young – writes thrillers

Debbie Young, writes cosy mysteries, short stories & non-fiction books for authors

What is your favourite reading genre?