Welcome to Oakwood Literature Festival

Festival Date: Saturday 18th May 2019 (10am-5pm)

New for 2019!

Primary School Poetry Competition for inclusion in Anthology to be launched at the 2019 festival, entitled: Hopes and Dreams

Local schools will be invited to participate in a competition where children from years 3-6 will be asked to write a poem, choosing one of the following as a guide:

  1. I have a dream…..
  2. I hope……. 

Prizes for winning schools and pupils

See Poetry Competition Page

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.

 

Venue

The second event will be held at 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!