6-9 October 2022:
In person, in Birmingham city centre, livestreamed, and available afterwards on the Birmingham Lit Fest Presents... podcast

Festival 2022: Guest Curators announced

Birmingham Literature Festival, which will run 6-9 October 2022, has announced that Casey BaileyPaul McVeigh and Otegha Uwagba will join the team as Guest Curators for this year.

With interests including poetry, politics, performance, journalism, short stories and education, the three Guest Curators bring depth and an enormous range of creativity to the 2022 Birmingham Literature Festival.

As Guest Curators, Casey, Paul and Otegha will work alongside the Birmingham Literature Festival team to create events which interest them personally, or speak to their areas of expertise and experience.

Find out more about our Guest Curators here.

We’re now planning 2022. If you have an idea, or something you think we should know, please get in touch

See you soon!

The Birmingham Literature Festival team

In-Person Events: Saturday 9 October 2021

We took over the Bramall Music Building at the University of Birmingham for one day only, on Saturday 9 October 2021, for a series of author events, discussions, and book signings.

Speakers included: David Olusoga, Kit de Waal, Maisie Chan, Ben Davies, and Lauren James.

Online Writing Workshops: October 2021

Throughout October 2021, we hosted a series of writing workshops online, for those wanting to try new genres, or are new to writing.

Subjects included: writing for children; historical fiction; memoir writing; and poetry and performance.

2021 monthly Writers' Blog

We’ve commissioned writers we admire to write a blog entry for us, every month for the year of 2021.

For December, we welcome Thomas Glave, who started off the series in January and bookends the year with this final blog entry.

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents... Podcast

We’ve commissioned and curated a podcasts series talking to some of the most interesting writers working today.

With weekly episodes through the autumn, we’ll also be publishing shorter recordings throughout the year on the same feed.

Subscribe wherever you normally get your podcasts.