Rewriting the Book: The Library of Birmingham

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Tindal Street Press is pleased to learn that local writers are set to benefit from a new collaboration announced this week between the Library of Birmingham and Writing West Midlands, the regional literature development agency.

Newly appointed Birmingham Poet Laureate, Roy Macfarlane, joined Library of Birmingham Project Director, Brian Gambles, and Director of the Birmingham Book Festival, Sara Beadle, at the site of the Library of Birmingham to unveil details of the new collaboration which will enable local writers to tap into a wealth of resources and activities shared by the two organisations.

The partnership marks a continuation of Birmingham Libraries’ commitment to harnessing creative local talent and will also allow the Birmingham Book Festival – which this year showcased two Tindal Street authors: Raphael Selbourne and Catherine O’Flynn – to expand.

This bodes well for the literary life of Birmingham and also for Tindal Street Press, whose own commitment to discovering new local writing talent is longstanding.