Author Date For Derby College students
Derby College English A level students Adam Woodward and Libby Mayfield met renowned author Jon McGregor recently to discuss his latest book ‘If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things’ as part of the first Derby Book Festival.
The students were invited to a book club discussion led by James Naughtie on BBC Radio Four, hosted by Déda in Derby, as part of the festival.
Adam (18) from Burton-on-Trent is planning to study English Literature at university after College.
He said: “I would love to write a novel in the future and it was interesting to hear directly from an author about his thinking behind writing a book.
“It was great to be part of the first Derby Book Festival and it would be fantastic if there could be more of an emphasis on literature for younger people in the future.”
Libby (18) from Oakwood is going on to university to study journalism. She added: “I have been to author events in the past and always really enjoyed them. The great thing about the Derby Book Festival is that it was held at all sorts of different venues and hosted by different organisations so it was very accessible to everyone.”
Joseph Wright Campus students were heavily involved in the inaugural Derby Book Festival. Performing Arts students were part of the launch event – and Photography students recorded key events.
Picture shows: Derby College English A level students Adam Woodward and Libby Mayfield with author Jon McGregor (centre).