In an attempt to step up my bookish game I’m trying to get myself along to more literary events; particularly those outside of London.
I discovered the Birmingham Literature Festival in Autumn 2017 – attending a Q&A with author and Guardian editor-at-large, Gary Younge. The talk revolved around his book ‘Another Day in the Death of America‘; I found the session very insightful and timely as it coincided with the Las Vegas shooting (with Younge sharing his thoughts the day before the session).
This year the festival runs between the 4th and 14th of October – below are a few sessions that have piqued my interest:
- Thursday 4th Oct, 8pm – Unwritten: Caribbean Poems After the First World War – £15 (price includes a copy of the book);
- Saturday 6th Oct, 10am – Workshop: Short Story writing with Irenosen Okojie – £20;
- Saturday 6th Oct, 4:30pm – Changing the Landscape – £8
- Sunday 7th Oct, 8pm – COAT by Yomi Sode – £12
Event website: https://www.birminghamliteraturefestival.org