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CHIP LIT FEST: TRADE SECRETS 2017

Trade Secrets returns. This intensive day-long writers’ workshop is now fully established as ChipLitFest’s invaluable course that will help you to identify the trade secrets that really matter.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WHERE POPPIES BLOW

Where Poppies Blow is a riveting account of WW1 British soldiers and their relationship with the animals and plants around them.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: I SEE YOU

We’re very excited to be hosting a homecoming for ChipLitFest founder and bestselling author Clare Mackintosh, in conversation with fellow crime-writer Sharon Bolton. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: CLIENT EARTH

Environmental lawyer James Thornton sees the Earth as his client. He founded ClientEarth in 2007 to use the law to protect the world’s environments.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: YOU TOOK THE LAST BUS HOME

Distinguished academic Dr Dylan Miller explores the ingenious and hilarious work of Brian Bilston, the mysterious ‘Poet Laureate of Twitter’, in a bid to unmask the poet behind the pipe. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE CHILDREN'S LAUREATE

Children’s Laureate, distinctive and brilliant illustrator will draw answers to any questions you have for him. Watch your questions take shape!

 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: NEW VOICES 2017

Our New Voices panel is back for 2017 with this year’s incredible ones to watch. From a Man Booker nomination to a Harvill Secker competition winner and another hugely talented Faber Academy graduate, these novelists have had an unforgettable year. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: DINOSAURS AND DINNER LADIES

Festival favourite John Dougherty, author of the Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face series is back with his hilarious debut poetry collection Dinosaurs and Dinner Ladies.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WRITERS' WORKSHOP PLAYWRITING

Clare Bayley, co-author of Playwriting: A Writers' & Artists' Companion and internationally-performed playwright, will guide you through the playwriting process

 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

Tristram Wyatt, Senior Research Associate, Oxford’s Department of Zoology, introduces the field of animal behaviour.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: RATHER BE THE DEVIL

Ian Rankin is the internationally bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus and Detective Malcolm Fox novels, as well as a string of standalone thrillers. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: MAD GIRL

Bryony Gordon is a best-selling author and columnist. She also suffers from depression and OCD. Mad Girl is her shocking, incredibly funny, heart-wrenching account of mental illness.

STALLS are now SOLD OUT. However, tickets are still available for the BALCONY. Please call the box office for more information.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: SUPERHERO BROTHERS AND ALIEN GYM TEACHERS

Join us to hear all about the hilarious adventures of schoolboy Luke and his undeserving super-powered brother!

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: BENGALI COOKING WITH SAIRA

Saira Hamilton is a chef, food presenter and the author of Kitchen Favourites with Saira: Chilli, Ginger and Garlic.  

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WRITERS' WORKSHOP WRITING CRIME

Writing thrillers and crime fiction can often involve blurring lines of fact and fiction, but how much research does a brilliant crime novel need?

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE SECRET LIVES OF THE AMIR SISTERS

Nadiya Hussain's eagerly awaited debut novel, The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters, tells the story of a young Muslim family growing up in a quaint English village.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: UNBROKEN VOICES

Unbroken Voices features three of the UK’s most exciting writers. Kit de Waal, Keith Stuart and Julie Mayhew.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE EMERGENCY ZOO

What would you do if you had to be evacuated without your beloved pet? When faced with losing theirs at the beginning of the Second World War, 12 year olds Rosy and Tilly start their own Emergency Zoo.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION TO NAVIGATION

In this Very Short Introduction Jim Bennett looks at the history of navigation, examining the societal, the technical, and the human need to explore, and the vital role of navigation in shaping the modern world.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WRITER'S WORKSHOP: WRITING COMEDY

David Quantick is many things - television writer, music journalist, novelist, writer about writing - but best known for comedy shows such as The Thick of It, Brass Eye and the Emmy-winning Veep. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: BEHIND THE SCREEN

Sarah Phelps has written much of the TV drama that we have loved over the last few years, including adaptations of JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy and Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN 21 WOMEN

Join Jenni Murray for afternoon tea hosted by Jane Wenham-Jones and provided by the Chipping Norton Tea Set.  
Stalls Tickets: SOLD OUT Balcony Tickets: AVAILABLE £10 – NB: These tickets do not include afternoon tea

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: CREAM BUNS AND CRIME

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have solved many mysteries and murders whilst running their secret detective agency at Deepdean School for girls. Come and celebrate Robin Stevens’ latest instalment of Murders Most Unladylike, Cream Buns and Crime.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE BUMBLEBEAR

Join author and illustrator Nadia Shireen as she shares the stories and illustrations from Bumblebear and her other delightful picture book Good Little Wolf.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: GUY PARKER-REES CREATES A LIVE WINDOW DISPLAY

Guy Parker-Rees brings his extraordinary artistic talents to the windows of bookshop, Jaffé & Neale.

CHIP LIT FEST: THE MAGIC OF RUNNING

Come and learn a little about the magical alchemy of running with the author of Footnotes, about why it is the poetry of motion and why we need it now more than ever. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: CITY OF FRIENDS

Joanna Trollope OBE is the author of twenty highly acclaimed bestselling novels. We’re delighted to welcome her to the festival to introduce her latest novel, City of Friends.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: LIVEWIRE

In a pit-stop festival performance, we have poet, author and musician Salena Godden joining us in the midst of her LIVEwire tour.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: CHIPLIT QUIZ

Hosted by bestselling crime writer and festival favourite Mark Billingham, our ChipLit Quiz returns for its sixth year.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: SIR CHARLIE STINKY SOCKS

Join us to celebrate 10 years of adventures with the young adventurous knight Sir Charlie Stinky Socks.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE MAKING OF THE BRITISH LANDSCAPE: FROM THE ICE AGE TO THE PRESENT

In conversation with Mary-Ann Ochota, Nicholas Crane tells the story of Britain. 

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: FROM STONE AGE TO PHONE AGE

Historian Greg Jenner (Historical Consultant to Horrible Histories) and author of A Million Years in a Day explores how our morning routines have evolved over millennia.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE JANUARY MAN

The January Man is the story of a year of walks. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher Somerville walks the British Isles, following routes that continually bring his father to mind.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: HOW TO MAKE AWESOME COMICS

Love comics? Want to learn the tricks and tips of the trade and how to perfect your own comic strip? Then come and meet cartoonist and writer Neill Cameron.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: TANGLEWOOD ANIMAL PARK

Welcome to TANGLEWOOD ANIMAL PARK, where every day is an animal adventure. Tamsyn is looking for some new zoo keepers to train - could you help and get a Tanglewood Junior Keeper certificate?

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: GEORGE'S AMAZING ADVENTURES

With nothing but pizza to feed himself, and a feathered friend for company, George rows off on a fantastic adventure in search of a real pirate crew.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: NO CUNNING PLAN

From turnips to archaeology, Sir Tony Robinson has been part of our cultural and comedy landscape for many years. Learn all about his life, passions and family in this funny and frank memoir.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE LIFE OF BEATRIX POTTER

Matthew Dennison, historian and biographer, explores the extraordinary life of Beatrix Potter, one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WRITER'S WORKSHOP: CRAFTING CHARACTERS

Crafting effective characters is one of the most important skills of a fiction writer, but what makes a character that connects with your readers?

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: FOOTBALL AND ALIENS

Learn how to write exciting and adventurous tales with Bali Rai, the author of a range of books for different ages including the thrilling and fast-paced Soccer Squad series.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: ILLUSTRATE A DOG DAY

If you love dogs or drawing or both, then this is the event for you!

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE SUMMER SEASIDE KITCHEN

**Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control this talk has been cancelled. Please contact the box office for more information**

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: BREXIT: WHAT THE HELL HAPPENS NOW?

Editor-in-chief of politics.co.uk, Ian Dunt presents a comprehensive, forward-facing insight into the impact of Brexit.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WRITERS' WORKSHOP: CROWDFUND YOUR BOOK WITH UNBOUND

Join Unbound founder and author, John Mitchinson and Suzie Wilde for a brilliant opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Richard Passingham presents a provocative and exciting introduction to cognitive neuroscience.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: STAR WARS: ADVENTURES IN WILD SPACE

Join Cavan Scott and Tom Huddleston, authors of the Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space series, an original Star Wars fiction series for children.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: THE A-Z OF EATING

Felicity Cloake joins us for a morning of culinary delights at our partner restaurant, Wild Thyme.

 

 

CHIP LIT FEST: WRITERS' WORKSHOP: HOW TO SPARKLE IN THE SLUSH

Spend just an hour with Literary Agent Jo Unwin to make sure your submission to an agent gets all the attention it deserves.

 

 

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