University of Birmingham presents: Book To The Future Literature Festival


Book to the Future is the University of Birmingham’s first festival of the written and spoken word. They’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, festival features a range of topics from poetry to magazine publishingcomic books to crimescience fiction to Charles Dickens and even the Battle of Bosworth to the Book of the Dead.


Diana Vreeland as an international woman of style, Photograph by George Hoyningen-Huene © Horst.

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.

All of these events are happening on our beautiful campus in the heart of Edgbaston. We are looking forward to welcoming all of the community to Book to the Future and 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 our campus with your children? Or discover a Weird World of Wonders with Sir Tony Robinson on Friday 25 October?

Join us in celebrating the creativity that exists on campus and within our community. 

For a full programme and more information, visit –


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