NOT JUST FOR ADULTS…BUT YOUNG ADULTS TOO - MARCH 7 - 7.47am
Refreshingly smart and totally topical
Note, the word ‘teenager’ has been omitted because when I was 14-going-on-18 nothing was a bigger turn-off than seeing something touted as ‘cool’, ‘hip’ and ‘edgy’ being smugly blasted at me as if that was it all it took to engage a young individual’s mind.
And thankfully the Lit Fest recognises this (indeed, as far back as I can remember it always has). So, that out the way, what’s worth a look if around that age?
Well, gallons to be precise. And in no particular order, here’s just a few (more tomorrow)
Votes for Women! Suffragette Event
Sally Nicholls and Sheena Wilkinson
Saturday, 24 March 2018
4:00pm, Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre, £8
The Suffragette movement inspired award-winning authors Sally Nicholls and Sheena Wilkinson to write their new books, Things a Bright Girl Can Do and Star by Star. Join them as they discuss their books and the amazing women who 100 years ago were fighting for the right to vote. To check how far we have come, this session will also be chaired by Manon Bradley of the Women’s Equality Party.
Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby
Saturday, 17 March 2018
2:00pm, Weston Lecture Theatre, £8
Join Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby for an energetic and informative creative workshop for young writers. Ostler and Huckerby first made their name as the Emmy award-winning and BAFTA-nominated screenwriters behind such shows as Danger Mouse, Shaun the Sheep and Thunderbirds are Go. Moving into children’s fiction, their Defender of the Realm series has been described as ‘a thrilling mash-up of history and fantasy’
Saturday, 24 March 2018
4:00pm, Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room, £8
Welcome to the Oxford Literary Festival’s very own pop-up football school. Get on the touchline with your coach Ben Lyttleton for the kick-off.
In his books, Football School Season 2: Where Football Saves the World and Blue Peter Book Award shortlisted Football School: Where Football Explains the World, maths, science, history and drama are all taught through the medium of football. Come along to find out how there is nothing – and we mean nothing – that football cannot teach.
WHAT A WAY TO GO! - MARCH 25 - 3.19pm
LIKE A WARMING BRANDY ON A COLD NIGHT - MARCH 24 - 4.38pm
GOD THEY WERE SMART - MARCH 24 - 4.08pm
PAINFULLY JOYFUL - MARCH 24 - 11.23am
THE OLDER WOMAN’S BIBLE - MARCH 24 - 9.09am
A GUILTY PLEASURE - MARCH 23 - 3.29pm
DEPRESSING? NOT A BIT OF IT! - MARCH 22 - 5.39pm