Will you find a Golden Ticket?

The hunt is on. Birmingham Literature Festival is offering free access to festival events to the finders of a golden ticket. The Birmingham Literature Festival celebrates its 20th year in 2017, and has revealed its full programme for its first ever Spring Edition, to complement the annual October festival. To celebrate, 20 golden tickets have been hidden in bookshops, cafes ... Read More »

First names announced for Spring Edition

Birmingham Literature Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the launch of a Spring Edition, in addition to its traditional October programme. The Spring Edition, from 21st – 23rd April, incorporates canoes, bicycles and walks, a variety of venues across the city, and a host of writers from Birmingham and further afield, including Romania, Poland and the US. The Festival ... Read More »

Dates announced for 20th Anniversary Festival

Birmingham Literature Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the launch of a Spring Edition. This year, the festival will host literary events in April as well as October. Running from Friday 21-Sunday 23rd April, the Spring Edition will take festival goers on bikes, canoe and foot, and into Birmingham’s hidden spaces. It will feature events for families and children ... Read More »

Birmingham’s new Poets Laureate Announced at Gala Celebration

A poet with punch and a spoken-wordsmith determined to bring poetry to everyone have taken up the mantles of Birmingham’s Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate. Matt Windle and Nyanda Foday were announced as new champions of Birmingham at a special National Poetry Day Gala event last night (6 October), at the launch of the Birmingham Literature Festival. Professional super ... Read More »

Free event! Preview screening Books that Made Britain

FREE A Birmingham Literature Festival special preview screening of Books that Made Britain Birmingham: ‘Factories to Middle Earth’. The documentary is part of a new BBC series Books that Made Britain. Birmingham-born Qasa Alom sets out to discover what it’s like being a writer from Birmingham, away from the literati in London. He meets successful Birmingham novelists, David Lodge, Jonathan ... Read More »

Win a night in a 5* Mini apartment at the Rotunda

Attendees of the Raw Concrete event have an extra chance to celebrate iconic Birmingham with a stay in the Rotunda, a feature of Birmingham’s skyline since 1965. Staying Cool are offering one lucky ticketholder a night’s stay in a state of the art studio apartment. Kitted out with the best mods and cons including full Sky TV package, free fibre-optic ... Read More »

Birmingham Literature Festival 2016 now on sale!

The line- up for this year’s Birmingham Literature Festival has been announced with tickets on sale now. As part of a European-themed weekend, Hans Rosenfeldt, creator and writer of hit Nordic Noir drama The Bridge, filmed in Danish and Swedish will meet Ed Thomas, creator of Hinterland, the Welsh/English drama. A language theme continues with Benjamin Zephaniah and Liz Berry: ... Read More »