Thursday 24 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.
BABEL: An exhibition of images and words by Stewart Brown

BABEL: An exhibition of images and words by Stewart Brown

Date
24 - 29/10/2013
Description
BABEL 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

Communication, communication, communication: the importance of creativity and innovation in business

Date
24/10/2013
Description
Stephanie 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!

Books: read it and die!

Date
24/10/2013
Description
Can 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

Imperial Purple to Denim Blue: The colourful history of textiles

Date
24/10/2013
Description
Take 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

Written Off

Date
24/10/2013
Description
Chris Collett describes her journey to success after an early set back to her dream of becoming an author.
The Library: a World History

The Library: a World History

Date
24/10/2013
Description
This 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]

'Creative Minds at Birmingham' - Jamie McKendrick [video stream available]

Date
24/10/2013
Description
Jamie 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

Doggerland

Date
24/10/2013
Description
Uncover 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

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.
How comics can help your studies and career

How comics can help your studies and career

Date
16/10/2014
Description
Come and listen to UK comic book publisher (and University of Birmingham alumnus!) Neil Gibson.
Timeless fast foreign fiction

Timeless fast foreign fiction

Date
16/10/2014
Description
Discussing the appeal of contemporary European novellas published in English translation.
Part time and published

Part time and published

Date
16/10/2014
Description
Find out how to write a book and get published whilst juggling a full time job!
History in an hour

History in an hour

Date
16/10/2014
Description
Explore 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

New voices: new creative writing

Date
16/10/2014
Description
Discover the new voices of creative writing with Richard House and Luke Kennard.
Finding Inspiration and Taking Chances in Writing

Finding Inspiration and Taking Chances in Writing

Date
15/10/2015
Description
Join Kerry Hadley-Pryce to explore the writing process and discover how setting and news items can provide inspiration.
Social media for authors

Social media for authors

Date
15/10/2015
Description
Explore different types of social media, from Twitter and Facebook to blogs and websites
Uncovering literature at the Barber

Uncovering literature at the Barber

Date
15/10/2015
Description
Join 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

Turning life writing into fiction

Date
15/10/2015
Description
Former 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

Noël Coward and transatlantic style

Date
15/10/2015
Description
Professor 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

Phenomenal Women

Date
15/10/2015
Description
The 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

Writer's Block: Friend or Foe

Date
13/10/2016
Description
In 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

Literary Visualisations

Date
13/10/2016
Description
In 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

Law in the Time of Cholera: Resolving the Dispute between Haiti and the United Nations

Date
13/10/2016
Description
Dr 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

Professor Alice Roberts: The genius of Vesalius

Date
13/10/2016
Description
Join 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

This talk will make you productive

Date
13/10/2016
Description
Join 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

How to freelance in the creative industries

Date
13/10/2016
Description
Join 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

A love affair to Birmingham

Date
13/10/2016
Description
Book 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

Anne Frank: Life, Diary, Legacy

Date
13/10/2016
Description
History 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

Ben Norris – poetry and spoken word performance

Date
13/10/2016
Description
Spoken-word performance from UK All-Star Poetry Slam champion Ben Norris!
How to self-publish and market your book

How to self-publish and market your book

Date
13/10/2016
Description
Find out how to market your book with local authors and alumni Katharine D'Souza and Simon Fairbanks.