Oxford Brookes serves up literary feast
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Oxford Brookes University has again lined up a rich series of events for the annual Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival taking place in March.
The Festival runs between Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 24. Oxford Gastronomica, the Oxford School of Hospitality Management’s Centre for food and cultural studies, and the Department of English and Modern Languages, with support from the School of Architecture, have come up with a fascinating programme of events and speakers.
Authors and speakers at Oxford Brookes events include Madhur Jaffrey, the Nearly Naked Chef Hardeep Singh Kohli, cultural commentator, broadcaster and architecture critic Jonathan Meades, writers Iain Sinclair and Meg Rosoff and Oxford City Poet Kate Clanchy.
There will also be a talk by chef Atul Kochhar to coincide with the first award of the £7,500 Jeremy Mogford Food and Drink Literary Prize at Gees Restaurant.
All the Oxford Brookes events are listed below:
Fred Plotkin: Italy for the Gourmet Traveller, 4pm, Divinity Schools
Jonathan Meades: Museum Without Walls, 10am, Corpus Christi College
Alibhai-Brown and Jessica Harris: Food, Memory and Identity, 10am, Convocation
Sinclair on the Olympics - Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project, 12pm, Convocation House
Fred Plotkin: Food and Opera (including performances by singers from the Royal Opera, Covent Garden), 12pm, Divinity Schools
Petrini: Go Slow with Carlo Petrini, 2pm, Sheldonian Theatre
Atul Kochhar in conversation with Donald Sloan, 4pm, The Old Bank Hotel
Madhur Jaffrey and Hardeep Singh Kohli: Culinary Journeys, 5pm, Sheldonian Theatre
Kate Clanchy: Poets of the City, 10am, Christ Church: Blue Boar
Students of Oxford Academy and of Oxford Brookes MA Creative Writing: Our Words, 2pm, Christ Church Hall
Meg Rosoff – Voice: How to Figure Out What You Should Be Writing About, 10am,
Christ Church: Blue Boar
AdamMichnik: Pitfalls on the Road to Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe(Havel, Geremek, Chodorkowski), 5pm, Sheldonian Theatre
Lassiter, marketing manager in the Faculty of Technology, Design and
Environment, is also taking part in the festival as a speaker. Rhiannon’s
session, entitled: ‘Are you young enough to be published?’ sees her join up
with two other young women writers. All three had works published in their
teens. That event takes place at 4pm on Saturday 23 March at Christ Church in
Festival Room 2.