t4w is proud to be reporting at this year’s Birmingham Literature Festival 2013
The festival, running from 3 to 12 October, will be held in various splendid venues in the city – none more splendid than the new Birmingham library, where we will have our base in the foyer.
Headline events in the 2013 festival include a celebration of National Poetry Day featuring UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy with Imtiaz Dharker, writers Lionel Shriver, Will Self, Catherine O’Flynn, Jonathan Coe, Germaine Greer, Robert Edric, Amanda Smyth, Jenn Ashworth and Willam Palmer.
Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, delivers a specially commissioned lecture and Benjamin Zephaniah will give an ‘urban sermon’ on the subject of multiculturalism. Daljit Nagra will perform extracts from his reworking of the Ramayana, beautifully illustrated by South Asian dance, the first UK Canal Laureate, Jo Bell, will be hosting poetry sharing events, Stuart Maconie will curate and chair an evening with literary friends and we will enjoy a rehearsed reading of Alan Bennett’s play Denmark Hill.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, on Wednesday 9 October the shortlisted Man Booker prize authors will be reading extracts from their novels. t4w will be reporting live on these events.
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