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Birmingham Literature Festival 2019

Venues across Birmingham 3-13 October 2019 The ten-day festival, which runs from the 3-13 October, presents a line up of writers, artists and commentators including new UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, actor and writer Toby Jones, former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq, novelist Fatima Bhutto and former junior doctor […]

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Bham Lit Fest Workshop: Memoir and Autobiographical Writing (SOLD OUT)

Sunday 29th April, 10:30am – 12:30pm Curzon Building, Birmingham City University £20 / £16 THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Tickets and more information here. Autobiography and memoir are two of the most widely read and fastest-evolving forms of literature. From confessional letters and diary entries to prize-winning non-fiction and celebrity tell-alls, these genres of literature […]

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SOLD OUT BLF Workshop: How to be a Poet Surgeries

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Saturday 28th April, 12 x 30 min sessions 10:00am – 3:00pm Venue TBA (Central Birmingham) £30 / £15 Tickets and information can be found here. How to be a Poet is a 21st century guide to writing by poet Jo Bell and publisher and poet Jane Commane. Aimed at […]

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Birmingham Literature Festival Workshop: Screenwriting

Saturday 28th April, 10:00am – 12:00pm  Venue TBA (Central Birmingham)  £20 / £16 Tickets and more information here. Screenwriter Mick Ford (The Boy with the Topknot, William and Mary and Single Father with David Tennant) will discuss and explore where to start with screenwriting and how to structure, write and craft a compelling story. Mick will […]

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Who are Birmingham’s most inspirational women? We are inviting nominations for a new book featuring Birmingham women, marking the #Vote100 centenary. The book, commissioned by Birmingham City Council, will feature women past and present who have shaped the city, and will launch at October’s Birmingham Literature Festival. This is a great opportunity for us to celebrate our […]

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The Emma Press Showcase

The Emma Press is an independent poetry publisher based in Birmingham – a true gem of the Jewellery Quarter – and dedicated to producing beautiful, thought-provoking books. In 2016, founder Emma Wright was awarded the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets. We’re delighted to showcase some Emma Press writers in this celebratory event, including Belfast […]

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Spoken Word

Established artists Amerah Saleh and Shagufta Iqbal lead this workshop, exploring culture, identity and home, providing a safe place for participants to share experiences, craft their stories and tell them in their own voice. Suitable for poets of all levels, participants will draft new work, consider how best to share it with readers, viewers and […]

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Meet the Editors with Mslexia magazine

Independent publishers are the first step to literary stardom for many novelists – and for writers of short fiction and poetry they are the only game in town. To find out what they are looking for and how to submit, come along to an informal discussion with our specially invited editors, including; Flarestack Poets, Synaesthesia […]

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Workshop: Mslexia magazine: How to write a synopsis

Join Debbie Taylor, the editor of Mslexia, and learn a foolproof way to improve your synopsis writing skills. Possibly the hardest task for a novelist is to condense the essence of your book into one page – but possibly the most important! This is a workshop for women writers who have already started or completed […]

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Short Story writing with Polari

As part of their festival appearance the Polari Literary Salon are offering a workshop for writers who want to share their work with an audience. The focus will be on short story writing, but writers of all genres are welcome. At the end of the workshop one writer will be chosen to read at the […]

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