All events - Book to the Future 2015

Events

Book to the Future and BedSoc Presents: The Everyday Sexism Project with Laura Bates

Book to the Future and BedSoc Presents: The Everyday Sexism Project with Laura Bates
Date
12/10/2015 (17:30-18:30)
Description
Discussing feminist writing and issues and how one negative experience led to an international phenomenon.

Finding Inspiration and Taking Chances in Writing

Finding Inspiration and Taking Chances in Writing
Date
15/10/2015 (11:00-12:00)
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 (12:00-13:00)
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 (14:00-15:00)
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 (16:00-18:00)
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 (17:30-19:30)
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 (18:30-20:00)
Description
The Phenomenal Women collective invites female writers of any age, ethnicity and writing experience to join them on stage performing their works.

Making a living from writing

Making a living from writing
Date
16/10/2015 (12:00-13:00)
Description
Narinder Dhami is best known for her books Bollywood Babes, Bend it Like Beckham and young adult reads such as Bang Bang You're Dead.

Unravelling the story behind the Birmingham Qur'an

Unravelling the story behind the Birmingham Qur'an
Date
16/10/2015 (13:10-14:00)
Description
Explore the story behind the Birmingham Qur'an with curator Josefine Frank.

Self and others - art and writing workshop

Self and others - art and writing workshop
Date
16/10/2015 (13:30-16:00)
Description
Inspired by the Barber Institute's Terms of Engagement exhibition, showcasing portraits from the University of Birmingham collection, join Jacqui Rowe to explore how we write about character.

The Art of Ghostwriting

The Art of Ghostwriting
Date
16/10/2015 (16:00-17:00)
Description
Alumnus Emma Donnan has ghostwritten dozens of books, from the best-selling autobiographies of celebrities in popular culture, to the private memoirs of millionaires.

Bringing the past and present alive

Bringing the past and present alive
Date
16/10/2015 (17:00-18:00)
Description
History and Travel literature come of age with author and alumnus Perry Buck.

How to self-publish and market your book

How to self-publish and market your book
Date
16/10/2015 (18:00-19:30)
Description
Want to self-publish but don't know how? Find out how to market your book with local authors and alumni Katharine D'Souza and Simon Fairbanks.

Ben Norris - Poetry Performance

Ben Norris - Poetry Performance
Date
16/10/2015 (19:00-19:30)
Description
Ben Norris is a poet, scriptwriter, actor, and former UK All-Stars Poetry Slam champion, as well as a University of Birmingham alumnus.

The Birmingham Revue of Books

The Birmingham Revue of Books
Date
16/10/2015 (19:30-21:00)
Description
Celebrating literature in a light hearted evening of comedy, poetry, music, and maybe even a few surprises…

Into the narrows

Into the narrows
Date
17/10/2015 (14:00-15:00)
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 (15:00-16:30)
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 (15:00-16:00)
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 (17:00-18:00)
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.