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.
We're passionate about reading, and we want our children to love it too. Our children's programme is packed with storytelling, performance, author talks and workshops, including two fantastic film animation sessions and a workshop with Phoenix Comics illustrator Neill Cameron. We're also delighted to be extending our education programme to include the home educated community - get in touch if you'd like to hear more!
The box office opens to the general public on Monday 26th January at 10am, and 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?
Directors: Martin Neild, Clare Mackintosh, Lizzie Pickering, Helen Dance, Penny Chapman
Registered Charity: 1152866