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Birmingham Book Festival

Birmingham Book Festival

Birmingham Book Festival takes place from 6th -29th October in various venues across the city. In its tenth year, the festival features writers, poets and performers and numerous others who share a love of writing. There are a lot of familiar names this year but also many to discover.

There are  opportunities to get involved from workshops for those interested in developing their writing, to seminars giving the chance to learn more about particular writers.

Highlights include:

  • Poetry Slam Final, 6th October 7pm. Birmingham Conservatoire. A dynamic and exciting evening with  performers battling out for the top spot. Compered by former Birmingham poet laureate, Dreadlockalien.
  • Waste: Uncovering The Global Food Scandal, 8th October 7.45pm. Birmingham Conservatoire. Tristram Stuart talks about his book and why we should all be worried about food waste. He sees it as important as the issues of global warming and deforestation. Waste shows how we live has created a global food crisis and what we can do to fix it.
  • Paint a Vulgar Picture: Short Stories inspired by The Smiths, 14th October 7.15pm. Fazeley Studios. Join contributors Catherine O’Flynn , Mil Millington and Mike Gayle for readings and discussion about the anthology and why The Smiths have inspired so many writers.
  • Postcard Poets: Heroes and Heroines, 27th October 8pm. Library Theatre. Take 20 poets, ask each of them to write a poem on National Poetry Day about Heroes and Heroines, short enough to fit on a postcard. Select the best six and get them to read them on the night! Audience members also get a postcard.

To see the full line up of events and to book tickets, visit the website.  Tickets can also be booked via the Birmingham Box Office on 0121 303 2323 or  www.birminghamboxoffice.com.


3 comments on “Birmingham Book Festival

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  3. Birmingham Book Festival
    October 9, 2009

    Thanks for mentioning us – just a note to say that since the brochure was printed the venue for the Smiths event has changed : It is now at the BCU Conservatoire, Paradise Place, Birmingham B3 3HG.


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