Friday 25 October 2013 - Book to the Future

Events

The Mermaid and the Lion

The Mermaid and the Lion

Date
08/10/2013
Description
The original drawings from the graphic novel The Mermaid and the Lion are exhibited at the Bramall Music Building and signed copies of the book are available to buy at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts shop.
Build the Birmingham Book

Build the Birmingham Book

Date
24 - 29/10/2013
Description
Help to create a story of what Birmingham means to you with the University's English department student society BedSoc.
The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

Date
24 - 29/10/2013
Description
Egyptian textiles from the Cadbury Research Library will be exhibited in the main library with four sections of Egyptian funerary cloth dating from 300-30BC, recently conserved by the British Museum.
BABEL: An exhibition of images and words by Stewart Brown

BABEL: An exhibition of images and words by Stewart Brown

Date
24 - 29/10/2013
Description
BABEL is an ongoing series of collages, paintings, digital prints, cards, books, boxes and installations, all derived from Stewart Brown's experiments with 'visual language'.
Birmingham, the Great Working City [video stream available]

Birmingham, the Great Working City [video stream available]

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Proud Brummie Professor Carl Chinn MBE will bring alive the energy, determination, hard work and initiative of Birmingham's people, wherever they came from.
Weird World of Wonders

Weird World of Wonders

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Author, actor and presenter Sir Tony Robinson takes you on a weird and wonderful tour of history. Please note this event is now fully subscribed.
Whose Voices? Writing workshop

Whose Voices? Writing workshop

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Part of the University of Birmingham's Black History Month activities this workshop, led by Barber Writer in Residence Jacqui Rowe, will enhance your creative writing skills using real works of art.
Books without Borders: A celebration of literature in translation

Books without Borders: A celebration of literature in translation

Date
25/10/2013
Description
The Birmingham Centre for Translation discusses the future of translation in literature with a panel that includes widely- translated author and University of Birmingham alumna Clare Morrall (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her first novel Astonishing Splashes of Colour).
The Letters of Paul Cézanne

The Letters of Paul Cézanne

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Alex Danchev guides you through his new translation of Cezanne's letters - revealing how the artist channelled his wide-ranging intellect into his correspondence.
The Evolution of the Campus Novel

The Evolution of the Campus Novel

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Professor David Lodge brings to life the incredible journey taken by the Campus Novel since its early writers Mary McCarthy and Kingsley Amis.
Talking Brummie: The Vernon Manuscript

Talking Brummie: The Vernon Manuscript

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Black Country poet Brendan Hawthorne will read aloud from the text. Lead academic on the project Wendy Scase will describe the findings of her research on the manuscript volume and the epic challenge of digitising it.
The Kills [video stream available]

The Kills [video stream available]

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Longlisted for the Man Booker prize, The Kills is a digital first - a novel in four parts, all released at first as enhanced e-books which contain rich audio, visual and web content created by University of Birmingham Creative Writing lecturer Dr Richard House to support and extend the text - based narrative.
Black History Month poetry trail

Black History Month poetry trail

Date
14 - 18/10/2014
Description
Embark on an inspirational trail of poetry around the beautiful University of Birmingham campus.
Uncovering literature at the Barber

Uncovering literature at the Barber

Date
17/10/2014
Description
This guided tour of the gallery will explore the Barber collection through a literary lens, discussing the different ways literature has inspired and influenced artists.
Best European Fiction 2015 / How far can we read?

Best European Fiction 2015 / How far can we read?

Date
17/10/2014
Description
This forum will bring together the editor of Best European Fiction 2015, West Camel, the journalist Rosie Goldberg, and writer and translator Donal McLaughlin.
Performance poetry workshop

Performance poetry workshop

Date
17/10/2014
Description
Bohdan Piasecki has taken his poems to venues ranging from the upstairs room in an Eastbourne pub to the main stage of the Birmingham Rep, from an underground Tokyo club to a tramway in Paris, from a bookshop in Beijing to an airfield in Germany.
Local author / local stories

Local author / local stories

Date
17/10/2014
Description
Alumna and University staff member Katharine D'Souza will read from and talk about her novels Deeds Not Words and Park Life, both set in Birmigham.
Self-publishing / marketing your book

Self-publishing / marketing your book

Date
17/10/2014
Description
Find out how to market your book with local authors and alumni Katharine D'Souza and Simon Fairbanks.
The Sheriff

The Sheriff

Date
17/10/2014
Description
Simon Fairbanks, local author and alumnus, discusses the inspiration and experience of producing his first fantasy novel.
Spoken for the first time

Spoken for the first time

Date
17/10/2014
Description
Event performed by Professor Mike Robinson and Dr Josef Ploner and featuring an exhibition of postcards.
Making a living from writing

Making a living from writing

Date
16/10/2015
Description
Narinder Dhami is best known for her books Bollywood Babes, Bend it Like Beckham and young adult reads such as Bang Bang You're Dead.
Unravelling the story behind the Birmingham Qur'an

Unravelling the story behind the Birmingham Qur'an

Date
16/10/2015
Description
Explore the story behind the Birmingham Qur'an with curator Josefine Frank.
Self and others - art and writing workshop

Self and others - art and writing workshop

Date
16/10/2015
Description
Inspired by the Barber Institute's Terms of Engagement exhibition, showcasing portraits from the University of Birmingham collection, join Jacqui Rowe to explore how we write about character.
The Art of Ghostwriting

The Art of Ghostwriting

Date
16/10/2015
Description
Alumnus Emma Donnan has ghostwritten dozens of books, from the best-selling autobiographies of celebrities in popular culture, to the private memoirs of millionaires.
Bringing the past and present alive

Bringing the past and present alive

Date
16/10/2015
Description
History and Travel literature come of age with author and alumnus Perry Buck.
How to self-publish and market your book

How to self-publish and market your book

Date
16/10/2015
Description
Want to self-publish but don't know how? Find out how to market your book with local authors and alumni Katharine D'Souza and Simon Fairbanks.
Ben Norris - Poetry Performance

Ben Norris - Poetry Performance

Date
16/10/2015
Description
Ben Norris is a poet, scriptwriter, actor, and former UK All-Stars Poetry Slam champion, as well as a University of Birmingham alumnus.
The Birmingham Revue of Books

The Birmingham Revue of Books

Date
16/10/2015
Description
Celebrating literature in a light hearted evening of comedy, poetry, music, and maybe even a few surprises…
Barber Big Draw workshop: THE THING IS...

Barber Big Draw workshop: THE THING IS...

Date
14/10/2016
Description
Work with visual artist Tom Jones and writer Jacqui Rowe to create your own original piece, combining images and text.
The calm after the storm – maintaining momentum when the excitement is over

The calm after the storm – maintaining momentum when the excitement is over

Date
14/10/2016
Description
This is a session for those who really, really want to start their writing again but... (and there always is a but!)
Why not try writing non-fiction?

Why not try writing non-fiction?

Date
14/10/2016
Description
Helen Barrell will explain how a background in writing fiction and poetry might mean you also have the tools to get into print as a non-fiction author.
Oh brave new world – re-imagining Shakespeare for a digital age

Oh brave new world – re-imagining Shakespeare for a digital age

Date
14/10/2016
Description
A discussion about recent adaptations of Shakespeare that have looked to new technologies for inspiration.
The woman who went to war with Shakespeare

The woman who went to war with Shakespeare

Date
14/10/2016
Description
Dr Chris Laoutaris will draw from his book 'Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe'.
Macbeth, Macbeth: an illustrated reading

Macbeth, Macbeth: an illustrated reading

Date
14/10/2016
Description
An unprecedented collaboration between leading Shakespeareans, Macbeth, Macbeth sparks a whole new world from the embers of Shakespeare's darkest play.
Fiction 4 Empathy

Fiction 4 Empathy

Date
14/10/2016
Description
This event will explore the complicated but important relationship between fiction and empathy.
Book to the Future presents: Holding Baby

Book to the Future presents: Holding Baby

Date
14/10/2016
Description
Holding Baby is a new play, written by alumna and former Birmingham Poet Laureate Jan Watts..