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.

2020 St Hilda’s College Crime Fiction Weekend

Join St Hilda’s college on the 14th and 15th August for the 27th annual crime fiction weekend: All Our Yesterdays: historical crime fiction. Speakers will include Andrew Taylor (Guest of Honour), Oxford’s own Mick Herron, Andrew Wilson, Elly Griffiths, Sarah Hilary and Anna Mazzola.

For full details click here:

Flyer here: St Hilda’s Crime Fiction Weekend 2020 A4 poster as pdfSt Hilda’s Crime Fiction Weekend 2020 A4 poster as pdf

SciPo Interim event 2020 with TORCH: Science of the seas

On September 3rd there will be a fourth annual SciPo event on Zoom. The session will feature a science poetry talk by poet Jo Bell, with a reading and account of her writing process, as well as an open Mic:

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.