Third Wirksworth Book Festival in April

Crime writer Roz Watkins will be at the Wirksworth Book Festival

The Wirksworth Book Festival, which celebrates local authors and brings books and writers to Wirksworth is being staged for the third year from April 5-8.

The line-up of events is:-
Thursday April 5
Launch and evening of readings about Ursula, the second Mrs Vaughn Williams – Waltham House, 7pm.

Friday April 6
Parent and toddler event at the library, 10.30am.
Literary Tour of Renishaw Hall, 2.30pm (tickets needed via
The Real Wordsmiths, talk about the Lakeland Poets – Town Hall, 6.15pm.
‘The Wordsmiths of Gorsemere’ –- Spoof comedy. Town Hall, 7.30pm (tickets from Wirksworth Framing Company).

Saturday April 7
‘Matilda’ – Film at the Northern Light, 9.30am. (Tickets from Wirksworth
Framing Company).
‘Young Writers – create your own fictional world’ with Emma Pass – event for
young adults in the Chip Shop, 2.30pm.
Rob Stamper talks about his new book ‘Ramblings from a Derbyshire Folk Pub’,
at Top Ken’s, 1.30pm.
Clare Harvey talks about Dame Laura Knight, Wellspring Church, 2pm.
‘Derbyshire Noir’, Sarah Ward and Ros Watkins on crime fiction. The Town Hall,
4pm (tickets from Wirksworth Framing Company).
An evening with Geoff Cope, cricketer, Wirksworth Cricket Club, 7pm (pay on the door).
‘Elvis McGonagall, poet and singer – Town Hall, 7.30 pm. (Tickets from Traidlinks or Wirksworth Framing Company).

Sunday April 8
Wirksworth Big Book Day, all day in the Memorial Hall.
Book Walk, meet in the Market Place at 10.30am.
Tony Jones and St John Theatre Company on writing for radio, the Town Hall,     4pm, donations please.
‘The Big Book Quiz’, 7pm, teams of six at £1 each. (Book via

Tickets for the ticketed events are on sale from March 1 from the festival’s sponsor the Wirksworth Framing Company. For more information go to or