Birmingham Literature Festival

Birmingham Poets Laureate announced for 2020-2022

Casey Bailey has been named as the new Birmingham Poet Laureate during a National Poetry Day celebration which took place online, and which also marked the start of this year’s Birmingham Literature Festival. Casey, a secondary school teacher and performance poet, becomes Poet Laureate for 2020-22, succeeding poet Richard O’Brien. Fatma Mohiuddin, 14, from Birmingham […]

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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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Birmingham Literature Festival announces journalist and writer Sathnam Sanghera as Guest Curator

The award-winning journalist and author of The Boy with the Topknot will take on the role of Guest Curator for the 2018 Birmingham Literature Festival (4-14 October). Birmingham Literature Festival, which celebrated its 20th year in 2017, has today announced that journalist and writer Sathnam Sanghera will join the team as Guest Curator. Sathnam, who […]

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