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Young Presenters (age 15-19) at Birmingham Literature Festival

September 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A small group of young people aged 15 to 19 have the opportunity to find out how a Literature Festival works.
Learn how to:
  • present events
  • speak to authors, guests and speakers
  • what roles are important in making a Festival successful
  • look at a book in preparation for an author event
  • discuss what questions a good event host might ask an author

You will also be given the chance to introduce an event during Birmingham Literature Festival 2019, and interview an author on stage if you wish.

This short course would suit young lovers of creative writing, future festival programmers, event managers, journalists and the curious. You must be aged 15 to 19 on 6 October 2019.
The course will be run by broadcaster and writer Rachel New, and Jonathan Davidson , Chief Executive of Writing West Midlands.
Sessions will take place at the following times – you must be available to attend ALL sessions:
Session 1: Saturday 21st September, 2 – 4.30pm at Zellig, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AT
Session 2: Saturday 28th September , 2 – 4.30pm at Zellig, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AT
Session 3: Sunday 6th October exact times TBC at Birmingham REP Theatre.
Just £10 gets you copies of the books involved as well as refreshments and a hooded top. To book please follow the link below. If you qualify for pupil premium we will be happy to give you a bursary. Contact Emma at 0121 246 2770 for details.
This event is taking place as part of READ On EU! A project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. www.readon.eu


September 21, 2019
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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