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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

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BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford FT Weekend Title partner New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Sloane Club British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden