Sunday 27 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. Park Life Date27/10/2013DescriptionLocal author and University of Birmingham alumna Katharine De Souza will read from, and talk about, her novel Park Life which is set in Moseley and Kings Heath. So, You Want to Write a Novel? Date27/10/2013DescriptionCritically acclaimed author Andrew Killeen will guide you through the process of novel writing: its different stages, how to find the time, how to keep going when it gets difficult, how to avoid the traps where novels sink and die. Do you want to be a record breaker? Date27/10/2013DescriptionWe need you to help us to break the Guinness World Record for "Most people balancing books on their heads" (which currently stands at 939) on Sunday 27 October in our beautiful Great Hall, Aston Webb Building. Fiction, History and Other Lies Date27/10/2013DescriptionCritically acclaimed author Andrew Killeen will talk about historical fiction, read from his books, and lead a discussion about memory, culture and narrative. Self-Publishing: The right choice for you and your book? Date27/10/2013DescriptionLocal author and University of Birmingham alumna Katharine De Souza will share the reasons she decided to self-publish her novels. Empress of Fashion: Diana Vreeland Date27/10/2013DescriptionAward-winning author of the first full-length biography of Diana Vreeland, Amanda Mackenzie Stewart talks about a force majeure who inspired loyalty and admiration and aroused fear and criticism in the fashion world. UniSlam! Date27/10/2013DescriptionWriters' Bloc is proud to present UniSlam!, the UK's first ever national inter-university poetry slam championships. Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens, 'The Lighthouse': A dramatic situation never before exploited Date27/10/2013DescriptionThis event brings to life the first published edition of The Lighthouse - with newly discovered music, illustrations, and scenes from the play including Dickens's prologue and his "Song of the Wreck", acted and sung by students from the University of Birmingham's Department of Drama and Theatre Arts and the Department of Music and presented by Dr Caroline Radcliffe. "Why do you dress me/ In borrowed Robes?" Shakespearean costume workshop Date27/10/2013DescriptionFoolish Wits, the Shakespeare student society, will be bringing some of his most well-known characters to life through costume and make-up. The birth of Tania Carver and other pseudonyms Date27/10/2013DescriptionMartyn Waites, creator of the Joe Donovan crime series and critically acclaimed author of ten bestselling novels, talks about his crime-writing alter ego Tania Carver. The story of letter writing Date27/10/2013DescriptionThis event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, apologies for any inconvenience caused. Library Instameet Date16/10/2016DescriptionJoin @IGersBirmingham at the newly opened University of Birmingham Library for an exclusive tour and instameet of the new state-of-the-art facilities and striking contemporary architecture.