Saturday 6th November
10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wesley Memorial Hall, Oxford

Event Location:Wesley memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2DH

Programme of Events: Opening by the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Cllr Mark Lygo.

10:45 – 11:05

Sam Clark: Building Children’s Resiliece.

11:15 – 11:50

Mark Davis: Writing Local History, followed by a free walk. “Daniel “Damnable” Harris:’ connecting Wesley Memorial Church with Oxford’s Canal, and its Castle.

12:00 – 12:35

Sylvia Vetta: author of Brushstrokes in Time. Can Art Change Politics? About the Stars artists: Beijing, 1979

12:45 – 1:30

Gary Browning, editor of Dylan at 80, with Ray Foulk, who ‘stole Dylan from woodstock’.

1:45 – 2:40

Korky Paul: Magic Moments family workshop.

2:50 – 3:30

John and Caitlin Matthews: retelling Stories of King Arthur, and others for Young Readers.

3:35 – 4:10

James Harrison will chair a discussion between Andy Severn of Oxford eBooks and Kate Isbester of Claret Press on what it’s like to be an Indie Publisher.

4:15 – 4:45

Writers in Oxford: Martin Stoll, Brenda Stones, and Deborah Burrows discuss the need for the socal group, WiO, the events they organise and why writers should join.

Oxford Indie Book Fair Proudly present the FIFTH issue of its online magazine


We’re aiming to produce an edition quarterly. Inside, you can find short stories, poetry, articles, the latest book launches and more. We’ve now moved our magazine 100% online and in a mobile friendly format to enjoy whenever you get a quiet moment.

See the link at the bottom of the page to find out how to advertise in the magazine

Around 50 independent authors,
artists and publishers

FREE talks and entertainment
all day long

We offer the opportunity for new and established talent to showcase their work taking at our event in Oxford 2021.

It seems to be increasingly difficult for all but the most ‘already-successful’ authors to be accepted by traditional publishers, and/or receive recognition and profile in our mainstream media. Indie book fairs are becoming established elsewhere and since Oxford is a major city of arts and letters and renowned for writing and publishing it is not before time that the ever-growing Indie sector is to have its voice.

  • Free Admission to the general public.
  • A programme of performances will take place during the whole day, concurrent with the exhibit and sale of published work

The organisers intend this first Oxford Indie Book Fair will be the beginning of an ambitious programme of events to celebrate the Independent sector, encompassing authors, publishers, e-publishers, agencies, printers, poets, illustrators, designers and writers’ groups. A follow-up event for April 2022 is also being planned.

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