Second Oxford Indie Book Fair was fin-tastic!

Writers, publishers and artists gathered for the second Oxford Indie Book Fair on 2 April, an event that showcases the work of local authors, independent publishers and other artists.

Among the 45 exhibitors was the artist John Buckley, probably best known for creating the Headington Shark, a controversial landmark in Oxford since the 1980s.

I took along Note to Boy and had a great day, introducing Bradley and Eloise to a new audience, and indulging myself talking books and writing with visitors and other exhibitors in the beautiful surroundings of the Wesley Memorial Hall.

Thank you to the organisers for arranging such an enjoyable and successful event.

Oxford Indie Book Fair – so good they ran it twice!

So successful was the first Oxford Indie Book Fair that the organisers have decided to hold another one this year. Like last time, the second fair will be held at the Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, a wonderful venue, on Saturday 2 April, to coincide with the Oxford Literary Festival. Two for the price of one – though the Indie Fair is free!

The previous fair was lively and great fun, packed with books and authors of all kinds. There’ll be free talks and entertainment throughout the day. I’ll be there and, if you’re in the Oxford vicinity, I hope you will be too.

All the fun of the (book) fair!

The first Oxford Indie Book Fair took place last Saturday at the newly revamped Wesley Memorial Church in Oxford. I was there, along with my comic novel, Note to Boy, and 50 or so authors, poets, publishers and artists. I had a great time!

The day-long fair featured book launches, talks, discussions and workshops, and entrance was free. Organisers Sylvia Vetta, Ray Foulk, James Harrison and Andy Severn – all praise to them for their hard work! – hope to make it a regular event in the Oxford calendar. I certainly hope so. It was a wonderful chance for writers and readers to meet, and to showcase a wide range of fascinating books.

Here are a few snaps. Do you think I maybe went a bit overboard with my branding?

Oxford Indie Book Fair – save the date!

The first ever Oxford Independent Book Fair will take place on Saturday 6th November. I’ll be there, along with my book and 50 other authors, artists and publishers.

Entrance is free, so please do come along, meet some writers, enjoy the day-long programme of talks and performances, and maybe buy a book or three. I look forward to seeing you.

Oxford Independent Book Fair. Wesley Memorial Hall, Oxford OX1 2DH. Saturday 6th November.