This is a page for notices that are likely to be of regular or long-term interest to members and/or include special offers for members. Contact a committee member if you would like to add a notice of this nature. For notices of short-term relevance, please use the WiO Facebook group.

Pusey House Library Creative Arts Competition

Do you write? Draw? Potato-print?

Pusey House are looking for fiction, poetry and artwork to feature in an anthology. Entries can be on any topic, as long as there’s a connection to Pusey House.

Send up to 2000 words, 40 lines and A5 artwork to

Further details here

Projector and screen going spare
WiO no longer use their slide projector and portable screen, so if you’d like to give them a new home, please write to

The Woods of Hazel Poetry Booklet Launched – Wytham
Member Sarah Watkinson is delighted to announce the publication of an anthology of poetry written with Romola Parish during their Writers’ Residency at Whytham Woods. To purchase click here:

‘Tales of Lockdown’ – a lighthearted competition for our members

Are you keen to see your lockdown experiences in print? If so, The Oxford Writer is keen to hear your stories. Send the editor (dmjefferis [at]  your best true tales of lockdown by the end of August to enter (but do send them sooner if you want to see them in print).

Further details available here: Tales of Lockdown 

Non-fiction Writing 
Robert Bullard runs six courses for the university’s Department of Continuing Education.  Upcoming courses are given below.  For more details search ‘Bullard Conted Oxford’ or email 

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.