The fifth Chipping Norton Literary Festival is here from 21 – 24 April 2016. We are hosting an amazing range of events for readers, writers, children & young people, illustrators, Shakespeare fans and food & drink enthusiasts. Tickets for the Festival are available online via the Theatre, in person at the Theatre Box Office, or call 01608 642350.
During the Festival an additional box office will be available at the Town Hall. Tickets cannot be collected at other venues.
Each event has a link to the Box Office and details of prices and venues.
We look forward to seeing you very soon.
Want to save money AND make sure you see the best of the Festival, in all its infinite variety? Buy a ticket bundle, each with a selection of events hand-picked by our volunteers. You could save £20 with our Ultimate Festival comprising 11 events. There is also the Saturday bundle (saving £8) as well as two selections chosen by our volunteers, bundle #1 (saving £10) and bundle #2 (saving £14). Not available to buy online. Call 01608 642350 or visit the Theatre box office to book your bundle. Subject to availability.
Funded by Sovereign Housing Association, we are currently working with pupils in Chipping Norton who have been identified as having emotional and behavioural difficulties. We have commissioned MM Vaughan, the author of sci-fi thriller, Six, to deliver a programme of creative writing workshops that encourage a love of reading and build on young people's communication skills.
At ChipLitFest we operate a profit share scheme that means all participating authors are entitled to an equal share of our operating profit. Recently, there has been a growing call for authors to be fairly remunerated for their work at literary festivals, after all - no authors, no festival - and we strongly believe that all our authors are entitled to fair payment for the work they do. We are a small, young literary festival and our profits are not substantial but by creating an environment where the authors feel truly valued we will benefit and enlarge our audiences and, in turn, increase the profit we have to share. Read more about the scheme here.
A review and author interview by Pheebs, our Junior Reporter
Directors: Martin Neild, Clare Mackintosh, Lizzie Pickering, Helen Dance, Penny Chapman, Jo Howard, Liz Sich
Registered Charity: 1152866