Author Ben Okri, whose “The Famished Road” won the Booker Prize in 1991, and who has continued to write with a great output of novels, short stories, and poetry, visits Jesus College on Monday 12 February (5th week) as part of the Turl St Arts Festival. He is spending time with our English students in the afternoon, leading a workshop on the archaeology and architecture of creative writing. He will then speak in the evening at a Chaplain’s Colloquium event in the Ship Street Centre at 8.30pm, exploring connections between literature, spirituality, and art in many forms, in dialogue with the Chaplain, and with music and art to accompany his words. After the more formal part in the Lecture Theatre, there will be a breakout time for further smaller conversations with him and one another in the Bastion area, over cheese and wine. There will also be a book-signing at this event, with thanks to Blackwells. He will be focusing in particular on his recent thinking and inspiration which you can see in his book “The Magic Lamp”, hence the title of this event; other books of his will also be available for purchase and signing.