Read On Showcase

AC Grayling, Rachel New and Young Presenters from 2018

Birmingham Literature Festival 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young people are being handed the reins at the Birmingham Literature Festival on Sunday 6th October.

There are four ways you can be involved:

One: Be a Young Presenter
Young Presenters will be introducing, presenting and interviewing authors at all the Read On events during the day. it is a fantastic opportunity to get experience of what it takes to put a festival together, as well as to gain new skills in interviewing and public speaking. To find out more and sign up to be a young presenter, please click here.

Two: Read your own Creative Writing
Have you done a wonderful piece of writing that you would like to share with the world (well, a small corner of it)? We would love to hear it! We are inviting young people to sign up to read their work at the Birmingham Literature Festival. You need to be available from 12noon on Sunday 6th October, with the event beginning at 1pm.

Fill in our form below to take part. You will also need to upload the work you’d like to read. Closing date 27th September, 5pm.

Three: Read your own Fan Fiction
Have you read The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud? Would you like to read your piece of Fan Fiction inspired by this book? Spark Young Writers in our older groups have been sent copies of the book and some top tips about how to approach writing fan fiction. Here is your chance to read it to fellow fan fiction writers, family and friends. You will need to be available from 12noon on Sunday 6th October, with the event beginning at 3.30pm.

Fill in our form below to take part. You will also need to upload the work you’d like to read. Closing date 27th September, 5pm.

 

Four: Be a Festival-goer!
If you would just like to come along and soak up the atmosphere, find out how stories are written, and hear from a writer with an international following, tickets will be available to book (free for under 18s) from 1st August here.

If you have any queries about taking part or any other aspect of the day, please get in touch with emma [at] writingwestmidlands.org or one of the team on 0121 246 2770.

Young person needs to be aged between 12 and 19
Please select the relevant school year or age bracket that the young person will be in from September 2019.
If you want to read at both, please apply twice - one for each showcase.
If you haven't written it yet, wait until you have before signing up!
We will need consent from a parent, so please use a parent's email address here.
We need a parent's number here, in case of emergencies or queries.
No need for an address, just a village, town or city name will do!
If you are home educated, you can tell us this here too.
This is hard, but pick quickly and don't think too much about it!
Maybe it's poems, short stories, comics, gothic stories, steam punk - you name it here!