birmingham literature Festival October 2021
Online, in person, and available as the Birmingham Lit Fest Presents... podcast

Thank you!

It was such a joy to see those of you who were able to attend our events in person on Saturday 9 October. For those who preferred to attend online, thank you for joining us in live online events, online writing workshops, and for streaming and downloading the Birmingham Lit Fest Presents… podcast.

We really appreciate your support and comments.

The Birmingham Lit Fest Presents… podcast will continue to be released weekly on a Thursday until mid-December (available for free wherever you usually get your podcasts). We have some great guests coming up, so do hit “subscribe” so you get it the moment it’s released.

We’ll also continue having monthly writers’ blogs till late 2021.

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 November 2021, we welcome Annabel Brightling, a Solihull based scriptwriter and member of the West Midlands writers’ group Script Sirens.

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.