All events - Book to the Future 2016 In 'Book to the Future' All events 2016Thursday 13 October 2016Friday 14 October 2016Saturday 15 October 2016Book to the Future Events Writer's Block: Friend or Foe Date13/10/2016 (11:00-12:00)DescriptionIn 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 Date13/10/2016 (11:30-13:00)DescriptionIn 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 Date13/10/2016 (12:00-13:00)DescriptionDr 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 Date13/10/2016 (13:00-14:00)DescriptionJoin 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 Date13/10/2016 (14:00-15:00)DescriptionJoin 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 Date13/10/2016 (16:00-17:00)DescriptionJoin 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 Date13/10/2016 (16:30-17:30)DescriptionBook 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 Date13/10/2016 (17:00-18:00)DescriptionHistory 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 Date13/10/2016 (17:30-18:30)DescriptionSpoken-word performance from UK All-Star Poetry Slam champion Ben Norris! How to self-publish and market your book Date13/10/2016 (18:30-19:30)DescriptionFind out how to market your book with local authors and alumni Katharine D'Souza and Simon Fairbanks. Barber Big Draw workshop: THE THING IS... Date14/10/2016 (10:00-13:30)DescriptionWork with visual artist Tom Jones and writer Jacqui Rowe to create your own original piece, combining images and text. The calm after the storm – maintaining momentum when the excitement is over Date14/10/2016 (11:00-12:00)DescriptionThis is a session for those who really, really want to start their writing again but... (and there always is a but!) Why not try writing non-fiction? Date14/10/2016 (13:00-14:00)DescriptionHelen Barrell will explain how a background in writing fiction and poetry might mean you also have the tools to get into print as a non-fiction author. Oh brave new world – re-imagining Shakespeare for a digital age Date14/10/2016 (14:00-15:00)DescriptionA discussion about recent adaptations of Shakespeare that have looked to new technologies for inspiration. The woman who went to war with Shakespeare Date14/10/2016 (15:00-16:00)DescriptionDr Chris Laoutaris will draw from his book 'Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe'. Macbeth, Macbeth: an illustrated reading Date14/10/2016 (16:00-17:00)DescriptionAn unprecedented collaboration between leading Shakespeareans, Macbeth, Macbeth sparks a whole new world from the embers of Shakespeare's darkest play. Fiction 4 Empathy Date14/10/2016 (17:00-18:00)DescriptionThis event will explore the complicated but important relationship between fiction and empathy. Book to the Future presents: Holding Baby Date14/10/2016 (19:30-21:30)DescriptionHolding Baby is a new play, written by alumna and former Birmingham Poet Laureate Jan Watts.. How to get published Date15/10/2016 (11:00-12:00)DescriptionDr Roshan Doug, former Birmingham Poet Laureate, BBC critic, and freelance journalist will read excerpts from his latest collection and give advice on how to get your work published. Digital culture for digital people Date15/10/2016 (12:00-13:00)DescriptionDr Matt Hayler will look at three examples from digital media, digital culture, and the physical body in a digital world in order to think about what might have changed, by how much, why digitisation changed it, and why we might care. Book to the Future presents: Holding Baby Date15/10/2016 (14:00-16:00)DescriptionHolding Baby is a new play, written by alumna and former Birmingham Poet Laureate Jan Watts.. Into the narrows Date15/10/2016 (14:00-15:00)DescriptionLocal fantasy author and alumnus James Brogden talks about his writing. Judging a book by its cover Date15/10/2016 (15:15-16:00)DescriptionThis interactive session will examine the importance of good cover design for books. Translating contemporary French poetry Date15/10/2016 (16:00-17:30)DescriptionReadings of poems and their translations, and an interactive exploration of the pleasures and challenges in translating work by living writers. All in the Line of Duty - Jed Mercurio Date15/10/2016 (17:30-18:30)DescriptionJed Mercurio, creator of the award-winning BBC drama Line of Duty and critically acclaimed series Bodies and Cardiac Arrest, will give Book to the Future attendees an exclusive insight into the intricacies of screenwriting. Library Instameet Date16/10/2016 (10:30-12:00)DescriptionJoin @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.