Birmingham Literature Festival goes digital for 2020


The Birmingham Literature Festival is moving digital for 2020.

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The annual festival, which kicks off next week, usually showcases some of the best writers, authors, activists and artists from the UK and all around the world.

The event spans ten days and this time round, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it will be hosted online.

Durham Book Festival will also be happening online this year as it joins the Birmingham Literature Festival alongside Nine Arches Press, a platform for new and emerging poets.

The Durham Book Festival is probably best known for one of the UK’s most exciting literary awards, ”The Gordon Burn Prize”.

Some of the workshops and events in the digital festival include:

  • Caleb Femi to talk about his debut book ”Poor” were he combines poetry and original photography to explore the trials, tribulations, dreams and joys of young Black boys in 21st Peckham.  11 Oct, 17:30 – 18:00 (Crowdcast)
  • Layla F Saad will get to talk about her groundbreaking book ”Me and White Supremacy.” 14 Oct, 19:30 – 20:00 (Crowdcast)
  • Laura Bates feminist author of Everyday Sexism and Misogynation, will be talking about her new book ”Men Who Hate Women 16 Oct, 19:30 – 20:00 (Crowdcast)

The event will take place from 8th October – 17th October 2020.


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