• From Text to TV with Cas Lester

    Cas Lester spent many years as Head of Drama Development and an Executive Producer for Children’s CBBC. Sounds grand, but was also fun as she enjoyed making award winning programmes including The Story of Tracy Beaker, Kerching, Big Kids... Meet Cas and learn why certain books can make great TV, what is involved in adapting them for this different medium and how it was done. A must for budding Journalists, Screenwriters, TV Producers and media or English specialists.

    Timing : 15:15

    Suitable for : 14+


  • Let's Illustrate with Lou & Amy

    Join Lou and Amy's fun workshop and watch words visually come alive. Learn some techniques on how to create illustrations, have a go yourself and be inspired to tap into that inner creativity that you may or may not have realized you have. Illustrating is a great pastime as well as a career in itself. "Illustrations are literature in their own right" Mabel Segun.

    Timing : 12:30

    Suitable for : 14+

  • Writing Real Life Stuff with Jo Cotterill aka Joanna Kenrick

    A firm Literary Live favourite, Joanna will be back at this year’s event to encourage young people to delve into their imaginations and write about issues that affect them. Joanna is the Author of ‘Red Tears’ and ‘Screwed’: gritty and challenging novels about real issues. Just bring your imagination, your issues and get writing.

    Timing : 12:30

    Suitable for : 14+ only


  • A Berlin Love Song with Sarah Matthias

    Forbidden love in the harsh realities of war…a wartime love story that has friendship, hope, loss and despair. Lili, proud of her Romani heritage, falls for a German boy at a time when love between a Romani and a German is strictly forbidden. Having worked on historical documentaries for the BBC and avidly researched the persecution of Romani families in Nazi Germany, Sarah Matthias fictional account, while a product of imagination, could so easily have happened. Meet Sarah, learn about the story’s heroes and the research that inspired this story.

    Timing : 11:00

    Suitable for : 14+


  • Performance Poetry with Bohdan Piasecki

    Poetry Slam Champion: Bohdan Piasecki is a performance poet from Poland who has created a new platform for a whole generation of performers. See him perform live at Banbury Literary Live, ask him questions, engage in his workshop and find your own inner poet.

    Timing : 14.00

    Suitable for : 14+


  • Community Drama and Music

    Community Drama and Music with North Oxfordshire Academy...watch an extract of 'As You Like It' and a showcase of music and dance. Talent at its best.

    Timing : 14:00

    Suitable for : 14+