Friday 25 October 2013 - Book to the Future In 'Book to the Future 2013' Book to the FutureRegister for eventsFriday 25 October 2013Monday 28 October 2013Tuesday 29 October 2013Thursday 24 October 2013Saturday 26 October 2013Sunday 27 October 2013 Events The Mermaid and the Lion Date08/10/2013DescriptionThe 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 Date24 - 29/10/2013DescriptionHelp to create a story of what Birmingham means to you with the University's English department student society BedSoc. The Book of the Dead Date24 - 29/10/2013DescriptionEgyptian 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 Date24 - 29/10/2013DescriptionBABEL 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] Date25/10/2013DescriptionProud 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 Date25/10/2013DescriptionAuthor, 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 Date25/10/2013DescriptionPart 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 Date25/10/2013DescriptionThe 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 Date25/10/2013DescriptionAlex 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 Date25/10/2013DescriptionProfessor 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 Date25/10/2013DescriptionBlack 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] Date25/10/2013DescriptionLonglisted 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 Date14 - 18/10/2014DescriptionEmbark on an inspirational trail of poetry around the beautiful University of Birmingham campus. Uncovering literature at the Barber Date17/10/2014DescriptionThis 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? Date17/10/2014DescriptionThis 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 Date17/10/2014DescriptionBohdan 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 Date17/10/2014DescriptionAlumna 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 Date17/10/2014DescriptionFind out how to market your book with local authors and alumni Katharine D'Souza and Simon Fairbanks. The Sheriff Date17/10/2014DescriptionSimon Fairbanks, local author and alumnus, discusses the inspiration and experience of producing his first fantasy novel. Spoken for the first time Date17/10/2014DescriptionEvent performed by Professor Mike Robinson and Dr Josef Ploner and featuring an exhibition of postcards. Making a living from writing Date16/10/2015DescriptionNarinder 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 Date16/10/2015DescriptionExplore the story behind the Birmingham Qur'an with curator Josefine Frank. Self and others - art and writing workshop Date16/10/2015DescriptionInspired 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 Date16/10/2015DescriptionAlumnus 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 Date16/10/2015DescriptionHistory and Travel literature come of age with author and alumnus Perry Buck. How to self-publish and market your book Date16/10/2015DescriptionWant 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 Date16/10/2015DescriptionBen 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 Date16/10/2015DescriptionCelebrating literature in a light hearted evening of comedy, poetry, music, and maybe even a few surprises… Barber Big Draw workshop: THE THING IS... Date14/10/2016DescriptionWork 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 Date14/10/2016DescriptionThis 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? Date14/10/2016DescriptionHelen 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 Date14/10/2016DescriptionA discussion about recent adaptations of Shakespeare that have looked to new technologies for inspiration. The woman who went to war with Shakespeare Date14/10/2016DescriptionDr Chris Laoutaris will draw from his book 'Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe'. Macbeth, Macbeth: an illustrated reading Date14/10/2016DescriptionAn unprecedented collaboration between leading Shakespeareans, Macbeth, Macbeth sparks a whole new world from the embers of Shakespeare's darkest play. Fiction 4 Empathy Date14/10/2016DescriptionThis event will explore the complicated but important relationship between fiction and empathy. Book to the Future presents: Holding Baby Date14/10/2016DescriptionHolding Baby is a new play, written by alumna and former Birmingham Poet Laureate Jan Watts..