Thursday 24 October – Tuesday 29 October 2013
Welcome to Book to the Future!
Book to the Future is the University of Birmingham’s first festival of the written and spoken word. We’re delighted to be able to bring you a packed programme of workshops, lectures, readings and question and answer sessions featuring our own academic, student and alumni talent as well as an exciting range of well known authors, poets, playwrights and storytellers.
Running from Thursday 24 October to Tuesday 29 October, the festival features a range of topics from poetry to publishing, comic books to crime, science fiction to Charles Dickens and even the Battle of Bosworth to the Book of the Dead.
You are invited to take part in our on-campus book swap or write your part in the Book of Birmingham. You can even help us to break a world record in the University’s inspiring Great Hall (‘Most people balancing books on their heads’ which currently stands at 939) on Sunday 27 October and whilst you’re there, why not support our student society, Writers’ Bloc, competing in UniSlam! – the first UK-wide University performance poetry competition.
We are looking forward to welcoming all of the community to Book to the Future, on our beautiful campus in the heart of Edgbaston – there’s a range of events suitable for all the family. Why not take a story tour with storytellers Annamation on Tuesday 29 October and explore campus with your children? Or discover a Weird World of Wonders with Sir Tony Robinson on Friday 25 October?
Many people have dreamed of writing a novel or a career in the creative arts – a number of our events will give you guidance on just how to make those dreams a reality.
Thanks to sponsorship from the Alumni Impact Fund and the University’s College of Arts and Law, as well as support from venuebirmingham, we’re able to bring most of this fantastic programme to you free of charge.
We do hope you will join us in celebrating the creativity that exists on campus and within our community…