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Literary Festival in Oxford The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival is a feast of storytelling, musical events, literary walking tours and dinners, which grows in stature each year.

Held in early spring (March and April), there are around 200 authors and speakers in over 150 events at this festival, attracting visitors from far and wide.

The festival draws top names from the world of literature each year, with a good mix of school and community events adding to its wide appeal. And over the course of the festival you'll find a diverse range of topics are addressed including language and literature, philosophy, crime, film and poetry.

You can visit the festival and soak up the beauty of the city’s famous colleges and riverside setting, and enjoy the alluring, vibrant and cosmopolitan buzz of its lively mix of restaurants, cafes, pubs and theatres.

The Literary Festival attracts many well-known authors, writers and poets, with the likes of Nobel prize winning poet Seamus Heaney, Whitbread winner Mark Haddon and Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo all attending previous festivals.

Other past attendees include Julian Barnes, Lynne Truss, Julian Fellowes, Frances Wheen, Helena Kennedy, John Mortimer, Jacqueline Wilson, Melvyn Bragg and Fiona Shaw.

For anyone with a love of literature this is an event not-to-be-missed and the location could not be better. Oxford is renowned for its literary links, stunning film and television locations, and its superb offering of music and drama – ranging from candlelit evensong in college chapels to Shakespeare in the park.

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