Birmingham Literature Festival 2021:
in-person events, podcasts, writing workshops, and more...

Birmingham Literature Festival is back for 2021!

From October, we’re delighted to be able to offer you:

  • In-person discussions with writers for one day only on Saturday 9 October;
  • New episodes of the Birmingham Lit Fest Presents… podcast from early October through to December;
  • Monthly writer blogs;
  • A special online event for National Poetry Day on Thursday  7 October, in partnership with Nine Arches Press;
  • And online writing workshops throughout October.

You can see the full programme at the links below.

We look forward to seeing you soon, either in person or online!

The Birmingham Literature Festival team

In-Person Events: Saturday 9 October 2021

We’re taking 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 include: David Olusoga, Kit de Waal, Maisie Chan, Ben Davies, and Lauren James.

Online Writing Workshops: October 2021

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

Subjects include: 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 August 2021, we welcome Elizabeth Lee, a historical fiction writer from Warwickshire, whose debut Cunning Women was recently published.

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.

Featured Events

No event found!