Birmingham Literature Festival

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Birmingham Literature Festival: 3-13 October 2019

in venues across Birmingham including Birmingham REP and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham Literature Festival, a project of Writing West Midlands, took over the city with an exciting line up of novelists, poets, journalists, philosophers and performers.

The ten-day festival, which ran 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, and former junior doctor and writer Adam Kay. Audiences also enjoyed a discussion with fearless Birmingham Yardley Labour MP Jess Phillips, speaking out on injustices and successfully fighting back with her latest book Truth to Power.

The Birmingham Literature Festival returns in October 2020. The programme will be announced in August.