Wirksworth to launch its first Book Festival this Spring
Wirksworth is already well known for its September Arts Festival, one of the first and certainly one of the most successful rural Arts Festivals in the region. This year, a small Book Festival is planned, for the weekend of the 9-11th April, to encourage readers, highlight local authors and generally celebrate books. The Festival will begin with an evening to celebrate and talk about books, with a number of local celebrities talking about, and reading from, their favourite books. A number of author sessions are planned, activity in the local library, a Book Walk, ending with a Book Quiz on the Sunday evening. The weekend is run in partnership with the Derby Book Festival.
It is hoped that this small beginning might lead to a regular Book Festival in the town.
For more information, check out www.wirksworthfestival.org.uk, and the Arts Festival Facebook page.