Over 350 writers flock to the famous university city to discuss affairs literary, political, historical, environmental and culinary - to name just a few - for the eight-day Oxford Literary Festival, hosted by the atmospheric Christ Church College with its Tudor hall and cloisters.
Visitors can also book to join guided literary walks, lunches and dinner parties with prominent authors. Since 2008, a creative writing course has also formed part of the programme.
2017will be the 21st Oxford Literary Festival.
When? Saturday, March 25, to Sunday, April 2, 2017Where? Christ Church, Oxford
Who? 2017 - TBA
Festival Website? Oxford Literary Festival
Tickets? Festival-goers can buy tickets at the box office in the Norrington Room of the bookshop in Broad Street, Oxford, between 10am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
The telephone box office and inquiries line will also be open during the same hours on 0870 343 1001.
Events can also be booked online through this website
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Every festival need to recruit volunteers , and Oxford is no exception. These are the indispensable people who help so successfully in creating the relaxed atmosphere of the Festival and ensuring that events run smoothly. At Oxford t h days are split into three shifts . If you can offer a minimum of three shifts over the week then the organisers would like to hear from you. Please e-mail your name and address to email@example.com and they will get in touch with you during planning for each year's Festival in January and February
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