Saturday 15 October 2016 - Book to the Future In 'Book to the Future' Thursday 13 October 2016Friday 14 October 2016Saturday 15 October 2016Book to the Future Events 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.