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FREE Anniversary Notebook

Those who attended the 2017 Christmas Lunch will have received a complimentary WiO notebook, which celebrates our anniversary.  Copies will be available for other members at forthcoming WiO events over the next few months, and from most committee members – contacts here.

25th Anniversary Quiz – Answers here

Non-fiction Writing 
Robert Bullard runs six courses for the university’s Department of Continuing Education.  Upcoming courses are as follows:  Click on the links for more details, or contact him on

Creative writing seminars provided by Kellogg College are open to all with no need to book. Seminars are usually held monthly during term times. For the current programme, see

Forthcoming author talks at Oxford bookshops are listed here (Blackwells) and here (Waterstones).

Cherry Mosteshar’s consultancy The Oxford Editors ( is offering a 10% discount to all members of WIO on all services. The Oxford Editors also represents a small number of authors as their agent.

Megan Kerr offers creative writing courses and workshops as The Writers’ Greenhouse:

Story Elements: a twelve-week evening course to develop and practise the architecture of stories, using games & techniques you can apply to your own writing.  Elements include premise, characters, place, time, plot layering, bridging tension, sub-plots, detail, symbols, themes, opening scenes, and endings.

1 evening a week, 7pm – 9:30 pm, for 12 weeks, in Wolvercote
£320 (minus 10% discount for WiO members)

Imaginary Worlds: an eight-week evening course on world-building to improve or invent your own imaginary worlds: • explore the many genres that use imaginary worlds • how to constrain magic • make unlikely stuff convincing • your world’s physical detail • why your world matters • ripple-through effects • names and language • your characters’ political and economic realities • techniques for exposition

1 evening a week, 7pm – 9:30 pm, for 8 weeks, in Wolvercote
£240 (minus 10% discount for WiO members