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School events

The following events are for school audiences and are not open to the public. Tickets are £6 per child, with one free adult ticket with every ten children’s tickets. Additional adult tickets are £7. To make a school booking, contact Rebecca Waiting, UK school accounts manager, Blackwell’s Oxford,  Rebecca.Waiting@blackwell.co.uk (01865) 333606

JEREMY STRONG
ARMADILLO AND HARE

10am Tuesday 2 April 2019 / Sheldonian Theatre

‘It’s a fact that children learn more readily and faster when they are enjoying themselves, which is why I write funny stories.’

So says Jeremy Strong, award-winning author of bestselling books such as The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog and My Brother’s Famous Bottom. His books crackle with good humour and invention and have turned countless thousands of children on to reading and writing. His events are very special too: ‘It was an entertaining and inspiring day which will not soon be forgotten!’ ‘A brilliant way to improve reading fluency and enthusiasm.’

Hear Jeremy talking about his books, including the brand new Armadillo and Hare, starring cardigan-wearing Armadillo and tuba-playing Hare. He will be talking about his inspiration for this new collection of funny tales, as well as about sitting in bed at 2am penning ideas, visiting schools and the generally strange life of the writer.

Suitable for children in years 2 and 3


JOSEPH COELHO
WEREWOLF CLUB RULES AND A YEAR OF NATURE POEMS

1pm Tuesday 2 April 2019 / Sheldonian Theatre

Joseph Coehlo is a performance poet and playwright and a fresh new voice in children’s poetry. Research shows that poetry has a particular appeal for children, and Joseph’s sessions demonstrate that poetry is anything but boring. In this exciting interactive event, Joseph will explore the inspiration behind his writing and show pupils how to engage with different poetic forms and devices including personification, metaphor, simile and alliteration through a series of fun and easy to remember exercises. Children will be immersed in Joseph’s poetry and ready to create their own poems.

Joseph will be reading from his award-winning collection Werewolf Club Rules and his brand new anthology A Year of Nature Poems.

Suitable for children in years 4, 5 and 6.

For further information contact andrea@oxfordliteraryfestival.org 020 8889 1292/ 07807893369
or Rebecca Waiting UK School Accounts Manager, Blackwell’s Oxford Rebecca.Waiting@blackwell.co.uk
T:01865 333606 M:07708 555887

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer