Banbury Literary Live kicks off this Saturday with former police officer Clare Mackintosh taking centre stage to talk about going from crime fighting to crime writing.
Clare, from Chipping Norton, is the fastest selling new crime writer of the year with her debut novel I Let You Go.
She will speak about her rapid rise to fame at North Oxfordshire Academy, from 6.30pm. It will also be a night of music and wine and tickets are £10 from Waterstones in Castle Quay.
This passion for great stories will continue on Sunday, November 22, from 10am to 4pm with a whole day of events with a backdrop of music, drama and Christmas craft stalls.
One of the organisers Joanne Thorne said: “There really is something for the whole family… Alice in Wonderland storytelling, spider tales, hip performance poets, stand-up comedy and drama workshops as well as the chance to meet some great authors or indulge in a bit of creative writing.” Tickets are £5 for the whole family available on the door, with full details at: www.literarylive.co.uk
Students from North Oxfordshire Academy and Hanwell Fields Community School found the perfect way to promote the event and their love of reading with a visit to Banbury’s Phone Box Library.
They took along some of their favourite books and then, in the spirit of the town’s tiny library, they donated them to the collection to give other readers the chance to enjoy them.