Chipping Norton Literary Festival will be returning from 21 – 24 April 2016. We will be hosting a range of events for readers, writers, children and young people, illustrators, poetry fans, school pupils. We will be working alongside our partner bookshop, Jaffé & Neale, the Chipping Norton Theatre, our sponsors, funders and Festival Friends to create four days of wonderful literary events throughout Chipping Norton.
A particularly exciting new element of ChipLitFest 2016 is that we have appointed two of the UK’s most exciting children’s authors, Jo Cotterill and John Dougherty, to curate our programme of schools and young people’s events. And to further emphasis our commitment to the value of young people’s participation in all things literary, we have also engaged the services of our very own junior reporter, Pheebs. Pheebs’ first commission has been to interview Jo and John about their exciting new role as Festival programmers. You can read her interview here.
With more than 50 events to choose from, ChipLitFest 2015 offered something for everyone - from crime to sport, poetry to illustration - and all in the beautiful town on Chipping Norton. Our schedule for 2016 promises more of the same, so make sure you have signed up to our newsletter for a first look at the programme.
ChipLitFest is a Festival for writers as well as readers. Many of our visitors have enjoyed the extraordinary range of workshops and interactive events that we have put on over the past four years. Acclaimed children’s author Tamsyn Murray returns to Chipping Norton with a 10 week course exploring in depth everything you want to know about Writing for Children. More details here.
Directors: Martin Neild, Clare Mackintosh, Lizzie Pickering, Helen Dance, Penny Chapman
Registered Charity: 1152866