We know there are just as many writers who come to ChipLitFest as there are readers, and the 'how to' element of the festival is a popular part of our programme. This year you'll still find our hour-long sessions on areas such as creating tension, building characters, and tackling rewrites, but we've also introduced a one-day creative writing course: Trade Secrets.
This year we're extending our education programme to include children and young people who learn at home. Like our schools events, these sessions will be free. For children aged 4 to 11, John Dougherty will introduce his hilarious Stinkbomb and Ketchupface series, whilst older children will love Dave Shelton's spooky writing workshops. Click the links to reserve your place now.
Tickets are available online, over the phone on 01608 642350 or in person, at the Theatre, Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton. Please note that packages cannot be purchased online. Click the 'buy tickets' button on individual events, or choose from the events on this list. Box office opening times can be found here.
With more than 50 events to choose from, it's possible you're feeling a little overwhelmed. Where to start? This year we've made it easy for you, with four fabulous packages. Whether you're a crime-lover or simply like the look of our hand-picked selections, each package represents excellent savings on the full event prices. If you're planning to stick around all weekend, take a look at the Ultimate Festival package. Are you reader enough?
Matt Dickinson, sports writer for The Times, introduces his new definitive biography of footballing legend Bobby Moore.
This event will take place at Chipping Norton School
Best-selling authors discuss what makes a good Quick Read.
Ladybird Books celebrate their 100th birthday this year and have come a long way from that first book published during World War One.
Prime Minister and MP for West Oxfordshire David Cameron has officially launched the 2015 programme for Chipping Norton Literary Festival.
Directors: Martin Neild, Clare Mackintosh, Lizzie Pickering, Helen Dance, Penny Chapman
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