Oxford Literary Festival

23rd March 2018 - 29th March 2018 | Worcester College, Oxford, United Kingdom


About the Oxford Literary Festival

Returning to its new home of Worcester College, the Oxford Literary Festival brings together a varied selection of authors and guest speakers. With previous years featuring over 500 events throughout the 9-day festival, book lovers are in for a treat. Previous speakers have included Sir Ian McKellen, Booker prize winner Paul Beatty and novelist Alexander McCall Smith. There’s also a dedicated children’s programme that includes readings from the likes of David Baddiel and Dame Jacqueline Wilson. The Oxford Literary Festival has been running for the past 20 years, having recently moved to Worcester College.

Helpful information about the Oxford Literary Festival

London Heathrow and Gatwick Airport are the closest airports, or Birmingham International is an hour away by train. Getting to Worcester College is simple, once in the heart of Oxford it is only a short walk, 10 minutes from the train station and opposite the bus and coach station.  The festival runs from the end of March to early April, tickets are priced for individual events and can range from as little as £5 up to £20. Individual start times vary, as do the length of each talk. There are also creative writing sessions available, which have previously been charged at £40 to £70 for the day.

Making the most of the Oxford Literary Festival

Keep an eye on the programme of events to help decide when to visit. If there are several you want to see at the same time, some may have more than one session. Check with the venue if there are any discounts available on multiple bookings. Popular talks and discussions will sell out in advance, especially the bigger names or those already billed as special events. If you have a passion for writing, then the Creative Writing Course is a great opportunity.  With a dedicated section for the younger generation, there’s something for everyone at the Oxford Literacy Festival.

Where to stay in Oxford for the Oxford Literary Festival

If you are visiting the Oxford Literary Festival, choose from a selection of houses, flats, spare rooms, B&B’s and other private rentals close to Worcester College. It is best to get around Oxford on foot, however you can stay on the outskirts and a taxi or bus ride will get you to the festival. Check our accommodation in Oxford.

Things to do near the Oxford Literary Festival

As part of your literature trip visit the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest public libraries in the world. Join a guided tour of the prestigious and historic Oxford University or take a walk through the beautiful grounds. The Pitt Rivers Museum is also within the University Museum of Natural History.

More information about the Oxford Literary Festival

Find details about the Oxford Literary Festival by visiting the official website, details include: a programme of events, authors and speakers appearing at the festival, a creative writing course, Oxford Literary Festival news, previews, featured events and more.

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