Festival of Imagined Worlds, 9th February 2018

We are delighted to announce our Festival of Imagined Worlds on Friday 9th February 2018. This event will celebrate novels set in imaginary worlds, and explore how ancient myths and histories have often inspired these worlds.

The event will include author talks and book illustration workshops, as well as a wide range of stalls, activities and exhibitions. Visitors will be able to walk through different fictional worlds as they explore the site, each one containing striking decorations, workshops, stalls, and activities themed on novels and authors.

The city of Oxford has a strong historical association with fantasy fiction, through authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and many others. This event will also be a celebration of these local links with imagined worlds.

The stalls, activities and exhibitions run from 3 until 6pm. It is free and caters for all ages. School groups are warmly welcome.

The following author talks will take place throughout the afternoon and evening:

2.30pm – Melinda Salisbury, author of the Sin-Eater’s Daughter

3pm – Alice Broadway, author of Ink

3.30pm – Alan Gibbons, author of Shadow of the Minotaur

4pm – Stuart Hill, author of The Icemark Chronicles

4.30pm – Steve Voakes, author of the Dreamwalker’s Child

5pm – Angie Sage, author of the Septimus Heap series

5.30pm – Susan Price, author of the Ghost Drum

6pm – James Treadwell, author of the Advent Trilogy

6.30pm – Marie Phillips, author of Gods Behaving Badly

The festival itself does not require booking unless you are visiting with a school group. Author talks do need to be booked, and can be done so by emailing info@irisproject.org.uk

The webpage for the event can be found at http://www.eoccc.org.uk/iris-festival-of-imagined-worlds

Many thanks!