Monday 28 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'. Create your Book to the Future: Family workshop Date28/10/2013DescriptionThis event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, apologies for any inconvenience caused. Text as Art/Art as Text: exploring the uses and possibilities of text within contemporary art Date28/10/2013DescriptionWords feature in many artists work: Anneka French will explore the possibilities and uses of text within contemporary visual art. Teaching Shakespeare and the Big Stuff [video stream available] Date28/10/2013DescriptionProfessor Ewan Fernie will emphasise that in reading Shakespeare we equally are—or should be—journeying into the perils and promise of our own lives. 5 ways comics can help you work and study Date28/10/2013DescriptionThis event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, apologies for any inconvenience caused. Citizen Reader [video stream available] Date28/10/2013DescriptionDrawing upon examples of large-scale reading events from the UK and North America, Dr Danielle Fuller will examine how and why contemporary readers come together to share reading as 'citizen readers'. The Blank Screen: Productivity for Creative Writers Date28/10/2013DescriptionStriking the right balance between creativity and productivity, this talk is a must-attend for writers from any background. Phenomenal Women Date28/10/2013DescriptionJoin the region's top female poets, including University of Birmingham alumna Jan Watts (Birmingham Poet Laureate 2011/12) as they explore the theme of family by reading and sharing their work. Alan Plater's 'The Beiderbecke Affair' Date28/10/2013DescriptionWilliam Gallagher, friend of Alan Plater and author of the British Film Institute's "BFI TV Classics: The Beiderbecke Affair", talks about the series and its characters and also gives tips for writing your first non-fiction book.