Writers in Oxford February - April events

Location: Oxford
Address: See programme details below
Event time: Various dates
A programme of events across Oxford organised by Writers in Oxford




Event details

Writers in Oxford run events at various locations throughout Oxford. SoA members are welcome to attend events and should RSVP using the contacts below.

More information on Writers in Oxford and how to join is available on their website.

Poetry Launch
Friday 21 February, 6.30pm
Waterstones, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AF

Do you know about the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, and their publishing outfit, Ignition Press? They are launching three poetry pamphlets at Waterstones in February, so if you’re interested in poetry do come and meet them.
Free to all.

Quick Question Fair
Tuesday 25 February, 6-8pm
Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, OX2 6PN

Our last fair in November was so successful that we’re repeating it already. Come and ask our panel of experts any questions you have about writing or publishing. Members who are emerging writers should find this a particularly useful event!
Email whelan.mariah@gmail.com to reserve a place

Quiz Night
Wednesday 26 February, 7pm for 7.30pm
Wadham Room, King’s Arms, Broad St, OX1 3SP

Led by Writers in Oxford member Philip Gooden, with questions on literary themes – no sport or pop music! Just turn up and join a team…
Free to all, bring your friends.
Email Brenda Stones to let her know you're coming.

Liz Woolley Walk: Brewing in Oxford
Saturday 7 March
Meet at 2pm outside Said Business School

Brewing has been big business in Oxford since medieval times, with dozens of commercial breweries, as well as brewhouses at all the existing colleges and at the castle prison and, later, at the Radcliffe Infirmary. In the 18th century several great brewing families emerged: the Tawneys, the Halls, the Treachers and the Morrells. On this walk we’ll learn how these four families came to dominate Oxford’s brewing trade and see some of the brewery buildings, malthouses and pubs in which their beer was manufactured and consumed.

Writers in Oxford members free; guests £6.
Email Brenda Stones to let her know you're coming.

Social Evening
Saturday 21 March, from 6pm
65 Divinity Road, Oxford, OX4 1LH
Parking discouraged!

Martin Stott hosts an evening of wine, finger food and chat with friends old and new.
Writers in Oxford members free; guests £5.
RSVP to Martin Stott.

Author Talk: Julie Summers on Dressed for War
Saturday 28 March, 12 noon
Cohen Quad, Exeter College, Walton St, OX1 2HE

Writers in Oxford member Julie Summers is the authority on women’s lives during the Second World War. In her new study, she recounts the birth of Vogue magazine during the exigencies of the war, and how its editor Audrey Withers took it from the blitz years to the swinging sixties.
Tickets £12.50 through Oxford Literary Festival

Thames Outing
Saturday 11 April

Have you read Diane Setterfield’s gripping novel, Once Upon a River? It’s the quintessential Oxfordshire novel, about floods and families, and the role of story-telling before we had printed news.
We’re going to visit the scenes of the novel upstream from Oxford: Radcot and Buscot, with lunch at the Old Swan Inn. Come and discuss the novel in situ, when the park reopens for spring…
Email Brenda Stones to book a place, and say if you can provide or need transport.

Wytham Woods Bluebell and Poetry walk
Saturday 18 April, 11am
led by Writer in Residence, Sarah Watkinson

Meet in the top car park for an hour’s ramble through the woods, followed by a picnic lunch in the refurbished Chalet. Over coffee and tea, Sarah will read from her poetry and discuss the inspiration of nature and science for poets.
Writers in Oxford members free, guests £5
Email Brenda Stones to reserve a place.