Wirksworth Book Festival 2018 set to get underway

Wirksworth Book Festival is set to return for a third year with events celebrating local authors and bringing literary events to the Derbyshire town taking place between 5 and 8 April 2018.

Hosted by Destination Wirksworth and Wirksworth Festival a number of events will be held in the town during the Book Festival, aiming to bring together readers and writers while also celebrating local authors and their works.

Among the events taking place are a talk on the Lakeland poets in The Real Wordsmiths on 6 April, an evening of Derbyshire noir with local authors Sarah Ward and Ros Watkins on 7 April, and a talk by Tony Jones and St John Theatre Company on writing for radio on 8 April. The festival will also include an event outside of the town with a literary tour of Renishaw Hall in north east Derbyshire on 6 April.

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