Saturday 26 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. Telling Tales Date26/10/2013DescriptionFind 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] Date26/10/2013DescriptionJo 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 Date26/10/2013DescriptionDrawing 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 Date26/10/2013DescriptionHistorian 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 Date14 - 18/10/2014DescriptionEmbark on an inspirational trail of poetry around the beautiful University of Birmingham campus. Crossing timelines Date18/10/2014DescriptionOwing 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 Date18/10/2014DescriptionBased 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 Date18/10/2014DescriptionMarking 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 Date18/10/2014DescriptionA 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 Date18/10/2014DescriptionPassion 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 Date17/10/2015DescriptionAn essential event for fans of fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction; but also aspiring writers of any genre. The mystery at the heart of fiction Date17/10/2015DescriptionSix authors, six mysteries, one intriguing event. Things that don't sell books and why you should do them anyway Date17/10/2015DescriptionWhat little things make a reader decide to buy a book? Book to the Future presents: SJ Watson Date17/10/2015DescriptionAward-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 Date15/10/2016DescriptionDr 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 Date15/10/2016DescriptionDr 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 Date15/10/2016DescriptionHolding Baby is a new play, written by alumna and former Birmingham Poet Laureate Jan Watts.. Into the narrows Date15/10/2016DescriptionLocal fantasy author and alumnus James Brogden talks about his writing. Judging a book by its cover Date15/10/2016DescriptionThis interactive session will examine the importance of good cover design for books. Translating contemporary French poetry Date15/10/2016DescriptionReadings 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 Date15/10/2016DescriptionJed 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.