The Birmingham Book Festival Spring Thing

On the 9th and 10th of April, our Spring Thing will be taking place.
The Spring Thing is a book festival in the middle of Birmingham’s city
centre, a smaller version of the Birmingham Book Festival that is held
in October, offering several workshops, performances and readings.

Calling all book lovers

Would you like to experience a weekend filled to the brim with all
things literature without leaving the city? The Birmingham Book
Festival Spring Thing is back for 2011 – two full days of literature,
on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th April.

The Festival offers you a broad selection of events to choose from –
there’s something for everyone, whether you are a thriller buff, a
literature lover, an aspiring writer or even a bird watcher. There is
crime (and cake!) with Sophie Hannah, performance poetry with Nine
Arches Press, the Birmingham Poet Laureate and guests, John Hegley,
workshops, pigeons, personae, city gardening with the BBC’s Alys
Fowler, the launch of David Lodge’s new novel A Man of Parts, new
voices in fiction with Tindal Street Press and intriguing audio
installation Bodies In The Library. To name just a few! If that isn’t
enough, there are a couple of ‘Festival Extra’ events the following
week (Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th April) with bestselling writers
Wilbur Smith and Mo Hayder.

Also, The Festival Bookshop will be open in Birmingham Conservatoire
(the main festival venue) from 11am Saturday 9th until 3.30pm Sunday
10th, stocking all relevant festival books, merchandise and more.

The majority of events take place in the heart of the city, at
Birmingham Conservatoire and Birmingham Central Library (both at
Paradise Place, B3 3HG).

For more information, please visit

Book online:, or,

Book over the phone: 0844 870 0000.

Book in person, in advance: at the Ticketsellers office in Selly Oak
(594 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6BQ).

On The Door:  subject to availability.

Special deal now active: if you book for more than 4 events at once,
you will receive a 10% discount.A piece of PR we couldn’t be bothered to re-write.