Wednesday 15 October 2014 - Book to the Future In 'Book to the Future' All events 2016Thursday 13 October 2016Friday 14 October 2016Saturday 15 October 2016Book to the Future Events Black History Month poetry trail Date14 - 18/10/2014DescriptionEmbark on an inspirational trail of poetry around the beautiful University of Birmingham campus. The timeline of novel writing Date15/10/2014DescriptionNovelist and creative writing tutor Andrew Killeen takes you through the process of writing a novel, from idea to publication, in a talk which offers practical, realistic and humorous advice and insight to aspiring writers. A 21st century odyssey Date15/10/2014DescriptionWorkshop session with writer, Elisabeth Charis, where you will create a 'retelling' based on an extract from The Odyssey. Let your writing flow Date15/10/2014DescriptionHave you ever experienced a fear of a blank page or suffered from a writing block? Then this workshop is for you! How to write a novel very quickly Date15/10/2014DescriptionMore than half a million people wrote a novel in November 2013 during National Novel Writing Month. Find out how to become a novelist yourself, and make a pledge to write a novel in a month! Shakespeare on the road Date15/10/2014DescriptionA two-month long, 10,000-mile journey through North America, sharing images, voices and stories of Shakespeare in contemporary American culture. Adventures with time in fantasy, folktales and fairytales Date15/10/2014DescriptionDr Philippa Semper, Lecturer in Medieval English at the University, gives an introduction to adventures with time through readings from fantasy stories, folktales and fairytales. Phenomenal women Date15/10/2014DescriptionThe Phenomenal Women invite female writers of any age, ethnicity and writing experience to join them on stage performing their works.