During the pandemic we have only been able to offer a very limited amount of live literary events. And we haven’t been able to engage in our outreach work with young people as schools have preferred to limit visitors for obvious safety and health concerns. So for ChipLitFest 2022, we will be using the Festival Friends income to help subsidise ticket costs for children and families identified by local schools and the nursery in order to increase access to live book events for as many local children as possible.

By becoming a Festival Friend you are supporting this access for disadvantaged young people and all of the work that we do to bring brilliant and inspiring authors, speakers and illustrators to Chipping Norton. In turn, we will be delighted to invite you to our launch party on 27 February and to offer you priority booking from 28 February or the day before if you can join us at the launch.

Many thanks and many books!