All events - Book to the Future 2015 In 'Book to the Future' All events 2016Thursday 13 October 2016Friday 14 October 2016Saturday 15 October 2016Book to the Future Events Book to the Future and BedSoc Presents: The Everyday Sexism Project with Laura Bates Date12/10/2015 (17:30-18:30)DescriptionDiscussing feminist writing and issues and how one negative experience led to an international phenomenon. Finding Inspiration and Taking Chances in Writing Date15/10/2015 (11:00-12:00)DescriptionJoin Kerry Hadley-Pryce to explore the writing process and discover how setting and news items can provide inspiration. Social media for authors Date15/10/2015 (12:00-13:00)DescriptionExplore different types of social media, from Twitter and Facebook to blogs and websites Uncovering literature at the Barber Date15/10/2015 (14:00-15:00)DescriptionJoin 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 Date15/10/2015 (16:00-18:00)DescriptionFormer 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 Date15/10/2015 (17:30-19:30)DescriptionProfessor 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 Date15/10/2015 (18:30-20:00)DescriptionThe 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 Date16/10/2015 (12:00-13:00)DescriptionNarinder 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 Date16/10/2015 (13:10-14:00)DescriptionExplore the story behind the Birmingham Qur'an with curator Josefine Frank. Self and others - art and writing workshop Date16/10/2015 (13:30-16:00)DescriptionInspired 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 Date16/10/2015 (16:00-17:00)DescriptionAlumnus 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 Date16/10/2015 (17:00-18:00)DescriptionHistory and Travel literature come of age with author and alumnus Perry Buck. How to self-publish and market your book Date16/10/2015 (18:00-19:30)DescriptionWant 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 Date16/10/2015 (19:00-19:30)DescriptionBen 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 Date16/10/2015 (19:30-21:00)DescriptionCelebrating literature in a light hearted evening of comedy, poetry, music, and maybe even a few surprises… Into the narrows Date17/10/2015 (14:00-15:00)DescriptionAn essential event for fans of fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction; but also aspiring writers of any genre. Things that don't sell books and why you should do them anyway Date17/10/2015 (15:00-16:00)DescriptionWhat little things make a reader decide to buy a book? The mystery at the heart of fiction Date17/10/2015 (15:00-16:30)DescriptionSix authors, six mysteries, one intriguing event. Book to the Future presents: SJ Watson Date17/10/2015 (17:00-18:00)DescriptionAward-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.