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