Thanks to the success of the first Oxford Indie Book Fair there will be a second one – even better – on Saturday April 2 from 10.30- 4.30
The 45 exhibitors will include independent publishers such as Claret Press, Oxford ebooks, and Chris Andrews. A colourful presence will be provided by Korky Paul and other book illustrators, together with public artists, Diana Bell and John Buckley – John is best known in Oxford for creating the iconic Headington Shark. (Don’t miss seeing the exciting sketches John made during the hearings when his sculpture was threatened with extinction, on PUBLIC display for the first time!).
I cast John away on Oxtopia. Here’s his adventurous story .John Buckley
Many authors you will meet for the first time, but some will be names you will recognise, like Richard O.Smith and Sylvia Vetta, who wrote prolifically for the local press and other magazines. Novelist, illustrator and teacher of creative writing Debrah Martin will also be there, as well as local historians Liz Woolley and Mark Davies – and not forgetting Oxford’s vibrant poetry scene, represented by Euton Daley, the former director of the Pegasus theatre, Poets House and the Four Wordmen.
Other active groups include the Oxford Windrush group, Oxford Children’s Book Group, OWG and the Walton Street Writers, so avid or sometimes reader, young or old, new or would-be writer or poet, there’s something for you at the fair.
Our aim is to be assessable to everyone so our events are all free, thanks to the support of local sponsors. Why not go to our website and delve into our FREE online magazines for more information: