Reading in the Gallery

Tuesday 15 November at 6pm, Carey Blyth Gallery, 8 Woodstock Road, OX2 6HT

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We have vacancies for our next WiO reading group, when we shall be discussing Elizabeth Strout’s Booker-shortlisted Oh William! 

Apply for a place to brendastones40@hotmail.com.

Save the date: WiO Christmas Lunch

Saturday 3 December, 12.30 onwards

The Oxford Blue, 32 Marston St, off Iffley Road, St Clements, OX4 1JU

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We have chosen this excellent, independent pub for its luscious home cooking and conducive ambience. Menu to be circulated later, but members’ price will be £25 for 2 courses, £30 for 3 courses, with WiO supplying the wine and beer. Parking is restricted: St Clements car park, or Tesco in Cowley Road. 

Book your place now with brendastones40@hotmail.com.

Oxford Indie Book Fair

Saturday 26 November, 10.30-4 pm – Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH

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Come and meet your friends, sell your books, attend talks, get inspired!

Free entry to all.

Writing the Short Story

Thursday 24 November, 5.30pm – Mawby Room, Kellogg College, 62 Banbury Road, OX2 6PN 

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Dr Clare Morgan, Director of Oxford University’s MSt in Creative Writing, gives valuable advice on this popular but demanding genre.

Free entry to all.

Winter Lunch

Sunday 6 November from 1 pm – 46 Boulter Street, St Clement’s, Oxford OX4 1AX 

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Angela Burdick is generously inviting us to a winter-warming buffet lunch in her unique riverside home.

Parking is restricted: St Clements car park, or Tesco in Cowley Road.

Book a place with brendastones40@hotmail.com.

Music in Fiction

Wednesday 2 November, 5.30 pm – Mawby Room, Kellogg College, 62 Banbury Road, OX2 6PN

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Jo Browning Wroe gives a talk on Music in Fiction: The challenges of capturing its essence in prose, and the power it can give a story-line. 

Free entry to all. 

Find out more here.

About Jo Browning Wroe:

Jo Browning Wroe grew up in a crematorium in Birmingham. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and teaches at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education on their Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing. Her debut novel, A Terrible Kindness, was a Sunday Times bestseller shortlisted for the Bridport/Peggy Chapman-Andrews award. She has two adult daughters and lives with her husband in Cambridge.

Not the Booker

Monday 17 October, 7.30 – 9 pm 

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King’s Arms, Broad Street, OX1 3SP 

Join us for our favourite event of the year: a panel of members will speak to each of the books on this year’s Booker shortlist, after which the audience can vote for their preferred title.

No previous reading necessary!  

Find out more about The Booker Prize on their website.