Thursday 24 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'. Communication, communication, communication: the importance of creativity and innovation in business Date24/10/2013DescriptionStephanie Churchill, University of Birmingham alumna and Director of Communications at RSM Tenon (one of the top ten accountancy and advisory firms in the UK), is here to tell you that communication is the key to success in business. Books: read it and die! Date24/10/2013DescriptionCan uninspiring books damage your health? Is mediocre art bad for you? Books, by Charlie Hill, has the answers... Imperial Purple to Denim Blue: The colourful history of textiles Date24/10/2013DescriptionTake a trip through the history of textiles with Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive of the Royal School of Needlework and University of Birmingham alumna. Written Off Date24/10/2013DescriptionChris Collett describes her journey to success after an early set back to her dream of becoming an author. The Library: a World History Date24/10/2013DescriptionThis timely and beautiful history of libraries shows why these fine repositories of learning, creativity and contemplation embody some of the highest achievements of humankind. 'Creative Minds at Birmingham' - Jamie McKendrick [video stream available] Date24/10/2013DescriptionJamie McKendrick will read and discuss his work as part of 'Creative Minds at Birmingham', the School of EDACS Writers and Artists Distinguished Speaker Series, Doggerland Date24/10/2013DescriptionUncover the incredible history of Doggerland, a country now sunk beneath the North Sea which once linked the Yorkshire coast with a stretch of Continental Europe from Denmark to Normandy. Black History Month poetry trail Date14 - 18/10/2014DescriptionEmbark on an inspirational trail of poetry around the beautiful University of Birmingham campus. How comics can help your studies and career Date16/10/2014DescriptionCome and listen to UK comic book publisher (and University of Birmingham alumnus!) Neil Gibson. Timeless fast foreign fiction Date16/10/2014DescriptionDiscussing the appeal of contemporary European novellas published in English translation. Part time and published Date16/10/2014DescriptionFind out how to write a book and get published whilst juggling a full time job! History in an hour Date16/10/2014DescriptionExplore History in an Hour, with University of Birmingham alum and author Jemma Saunders, as she discusses the eBook series, in particular 'The Holocaust', which is her own contribution to the series. New voices: new creative writing Date16/10/2014DescriptionDiscover the new voices of creative writing with Richard House and Luke Kennard. Finding Inspiration and Taking Chances in Writing Date15/10/2015DescriptionJoin Kerry Hadley-Pryce to explore the writing process and discover how setting and news items can provide inspiration. Social media for authors Date15/10/2015DescriptionExplore different types of social media, from Twitter and Facebook to blogs and websites Uncovering literature at the Barber Date15/10/2015DescriptionJoin us on this gallery tour to explore the collection through a literary lens, discussing the different ways literature has inspired and influenced artists. Turning life writing into fiction Date15/10/2015DescriptionFormer Birmingham Poet Laureate and accomplished author and alumna Jan Watts will show you how you can use your interesting life stories creatively in your fiction writing. Noël Coward and transatlantic style Date15/10/2015DescriptionProfessor Faye Hammill, alumna and Professor of English at University of Strathclyde, will discuss Coward's unique transatlantic style following a special exhibition viewing and drinks reception. Phenomenal Women Date15/10/2015DescriptionThe Phenomenal Women collective invites female writers of any age, ethnicity and writing experience to join them on stage performing their works. Writer's Block: Friend or Foe Date13/10/2016DescriptionIn this session, led by writer and University of Birmingham lecturer Dr Gulara Vincent, you will have a chance to get to know your writer's block more intimately. Literary Visualisations Date13/10/2016DescriptionIn a first for Book to the Future, this exciting event will screen student films from the 2015-16 academic year. Law in the Time of Cholera: Resolving the Dispute between Haiti and the United Nations Date13/10/2016DescriptionDr Rosa Freedman, Senior Lecturer in the Birmingham Law School, will reprise her popular talk from this year's Hay Festival exclusively for Book to the Future. Professor Alice Roberts: The genius of Vesalius Date13/10/2016DescriptionJoin anatomist, author, broadcaster and the University of Birmingham's Professor of Public Engagement in Science, Alice Roberts, to celebrate the opening of the new University Library's Inspiring Knowledge exhibition. This talk will make you productive Date13/10/2016DescriptionJoin alumna, freelance journalist, editor and author, Jo Usmar for this light-hearted look at making the most of your time. How to freelance in the creative industries Date13/10/2016DescriptionJoin alumna Liz Seabrook, photographer and lifestyle editor at Oh Comely magazine, as she shares her experience of working in creative industries and tips for pursuing freelance careers in the media. A love affair to Birmingham Date13/10/2016DescriptionBook to the Future is delighted to present alumna and author Clare Morrall, whose first novel Astonishing Splashes of Colour was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Anne Frank: Life, Diary, Legacy Date13/10/2016DescriptionHistory alumna Jemma Saunders will talk about her biography of Anne Frank and the relevance of Anne's story in the 21st Century. Ben Norris – poetry and spoken word performance Date13/10/2016DescriptionSpoken-word performance from UK All-Star Poetry Slam champion Ben Norris! How to self-publish and market your book Date13/10/2016DescriptionFind out how to market your book with local authors and alumni Katharine D'Souza and Simon Fairbanks.