Saturday 26 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.
Telling Tales

Telling Tales

Date
26/10/2013
Description
Find out some of the stories behind the pictures and objects in the galleries and try out story-making techniques in order to retell them, or invent some of your own in prose or poetry.
Being a Cosmo columnist and other stories [video stream available]

Being a Cosmo columnist and other stories [video stream available]

Date
26/10/2013
Description
Jo Usmar, Cosmopolitan columnist, freelance journalist and published author, is here to tell you about her career in magazine, newspaper and online journalism and her new series of lifestyle books (called This Book Will, out in January).
Bosworth: the Birth of the Tudors

Bosworth: the Birth of the Tudors

Date
26/10/2013
Description
Drawing on eyewitness reports, newly discovered manuscripts and the latest archaeological evidence, Chris Skidmore vividly recreates this battle-scarred world in an epic saga of treachery and ruthlessness, death and deception and the birth of the Tudor dynasty.
The Ugly Renaissance

The Ugly Renaissance

Date
26/10/2013
Description
Historian Alexander Lee shows that the sublime monuments of the Renaissance were created by flawed and tormented artists who lived in a world of bigotry and hatred.
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.
Crossing timelines

Crossing timelines

Date
18/10/2014
Description
Owing to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel this event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Make the most of your time and stop procrastinating now

Make the most of your time and stop procrastinating now

Date
18/10/2014
Description
Based on the strategies and techniques detailed in her self-help series, Jo Usmar (BA English, 2005), journalist and co-author of the This Book Will series will give you tips on making the most of your time and staying focused.
Sleepwalking to war? Britain in 1914 and 1939

Sleepwalking to war? Britain in 1914 and 1939

Date
18/10/2014
Description
Marking the WW1 Centenary Dr Jonathan Boff will compare preparations for both conflicts and argue that the lessons learned from the First were crucial to survival in the Second.
Ben Norris, UK all-stars poetry slam champion

Ben Norris, UK all-stars poetry slam champion

Date
18/10/2014
Description
A poetry/spoken-word performance from alumnus Ben Norris, featuring poems read from his newly published pamphlet as well as Slam-style performance poetry
The Birmingham Revue of Books

The Birmingham Revue of Books

Date
18/10/2014
Description
Passion for literature? Our creative writing student society, Writers' Bloc brings you the Birmingham Revue of Books, celebrating and appreciating literature in a light hearted evening of comedy, poetry, theatre, and music.
Into the narrows

Into the narrows

Date
17/10/2015
Description
An essential event for fans of fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction; but also aspiring writers of any genre.
The mystery at the heart of fiction

The mystery at the heart of fiction

Date
17/10/2015
Description
Six authors, six mysteries, one intriguing event.
Things that don't sell books and why you should do them anyway

Things that don't sell books and why you should do them anyway

Date
17/10/2015
Description
What little things make a reader decide to buy a book?
Book to the Future presents: SJ Watson

Book to the Future presents: SJ Watson

Date
17/10/2015
Description
Award-winning author and alumnus SJ Watson returns to campus to discuss the phenomenal international success of his first novel Before I Go to Sleep and sensational psychological thriller Second Life, with BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour presenter (and fellow alumna) Jane Garvey.
How to get published

How to get published

Date
15/10/2016
Description
Dr Roshan Doug, former Birmingham Poet Laureate, BBC critic, and freelance journalist will read excerpts from his latest collection and give advice on how to get your work published.
Digital culture for digital people

Digital culture for digital people

Date
15/10/2016
Description
Dr Matt´╗┐ Hayler will look at three examples from digital media, digital culture, and the physical body in a digital world in order to think about what might have changed, by how much, why digitisation changed it, and why we might care.
Book to the Future presents: Holding Baby

Book to the Future presents: Holding Baby

Date
15/10/2016
Description
Holding Baby is a new play, written by alumna and former Birmingham Poet Laureate Jan Watts..
Into the narrows

Into the narrows

Date
15/10/2016
Description
Local fantasy author and alumnus James Brogden talks about his writing.
Judging a book by its cover

Judging a book by its cover

Date
15/10/2016
Description
This interactive session will examine the importance of good cover design for books.
Translating contemporary French poetry

Translating contemporary French poetry

Date
15/10/2016
Description
Readings of poems and their translations, and an interactive exploration of the pleasures and challenges in translating work by living writers.
All in the Line of Duty - Jed Mercurio

All in the Line of Duty - Jed Mercurio

Date
15/10/2016
Description
Jed Mercurio, creator of the award-winning BBC drama Line of Duty and critically acclaimed series Bodies and Cardiac Arrest, will give Book to the Future attendees an exclusive insight into the intricacies of screenwriting.