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Monday 1 October – Wednesday 31 October
(Open during library hours)
First Floor, Central Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3HQ
An exhibition of images and poems which tell the story of a group of people. The exhibition brings to life the complexities of encoding and decoding – where does the meaning lie? Who creates the ‘story’ – is it the reader or is it the artist? It is genuinely very difficult to tell which came first between the poems and the images. “My Story Through a Lens” is…well, just that – it is an artist’s own story, not the camera’s story.
Admission is free so just drop in.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Birmingham Book Festival programme is now on sale! For anyone who is on our postal mailing list, you will receive a Festival brochure very soon, if you aren’t on our mailing list you can either join by clicking the Join Our Mailing List page or Request a Brochure.
Now in its 14th year, we bring you events ranging from the delights of acclaimed writers Liz Lochhead, Jackie Kay, Simon Armitage, Patrick Gale, David Edgar, Femi Oyebode, Tiffany Murray, Peter F. Hamilton, Caitlin Moran and Stuart Maconie to the beauty of dramatic poetry performance Being Human and the quiet strangeness of night at our sixth all night writing workshop.
Visit our one off digital project Reliable Witness, an interactive transmedia installation that allows you to influence the outcome of the story. Featuring new writing from West Midlands writers Mez Packer and Rochi Rampal, Reliable Witness is a unique literature experience that exploits modern technology to weave an unforgettable tale.
With a main programme and a fringe festival you have so much to choose from. Throughout the Festival you will find literature experiences for all tastes. There will be a festival atmosphere in the city for National Poetry Day as we welcome a new Birmingham Poet Laureate and the Emergency Poet in her 1960s ambulance.
To see the full programme, please click here.
If you haven’t booked tickets to our event (as part of Writing West Midlands), An Evening of Persian Poetry which is taking place on Wednesday 9th May at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham; here is your chance to win pair of tickets!
All you have to do is head to our Facebook page and click ‘like’- the one thousandth person to like our page will win two tickets worth £10 each!
You can also search for us on Facebook (Birmingham Book Festival)
For more information about the event which is part of the Poetry Translation Centre’s Persian Poets’ Tour please visit the event page on Writing West Midlands’ website http://www.writingwestmidlands.org/2012/02/28/an-evening-of-persian-poetry/
The Birmingham Book Festival is a project of Writing West Midlands, the literature development agency for the West Midlands region.
We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Birmingham Book Festival Short Story Competition are:
Overall Winner: Richard Stokes for Wheel On The Wall
Second Prize winner: Victoria Grainger for The Temporal Hours of Verge Foliot
Runners up: Claire Bennett for Twelve Minutes on Gas Mark Six and Matthew Storer for A Stopped Clock.
The winning stories will be published on our website soon.
All four of the winners will be reading their short stories at our Short Story Competition Celebratory Reception on Thursday 19th April, 6.45pm – 8pm at Toye, Kenning & Spencer, 77 Warstone Lane, Birmingham, B18 6NL. The winner and two runners up will join judge Judith Allnatt to share their stories and receive their prizes.
This event is free to attend but places are limited, so please book via our online Box Office by clicking here.
It is the end of another lovely festival, and we are fast collating all the images, reviews and articles we want to share with you, via this site, Facebook, Twitter and our Blog.
Thank you to everyone who attended an event or supported us in any way. We enjoy each and every event and love meeting our audience.
Please continue to visit this site to keep up to date with our forthcoming events and activities.
Thanks for a great festival!
The fourth of these we have run, it is so pleasing to see that people still have the desire and courage to experiment with their creativity in this way.
From 11pm to 5am we wrote, drank coffee, snacked on unhealthy sugary things and wandered inquisitively around the warren of warehouses and stores that make up the Museum Collections Centre in Birmingham.
Over on our October Festival Blog, our student journalists are beginning the long process of writing this up, with more detailed interviews, images and examples of creative writing to follow.
You can also catch a piece about the workshop on BBC Midlands Today on Monday 3 October 2011 at 1.30pm and 6.30pm.