Books at the Ikon

Oozells Square and the Ikon Gallery which shows exhibitions of contemporary art. Once a former Board School. By David Stowell.

Oozells Square and the Ikon Gallery which shows exhibitions of contemporary art. Once a former Board School. By David Stowell.

Last Saturday I was at the Birmingham Independent Book Fair, at the Ikon Gallery (organised by Writing West Midlands. Thanks guys!).

abigail-&-participants

It was a great opportunity to meet readers, visitors and gallery staff as well as network with fellow authors and independent publishers. A number of us also read from our work.

J J Frankin, author of Urge to Kill, at the Birmingham Independent Book Fair, Ikon Gallery

J J Frankin, author of Urge to Kill, at the Birmingham Independent Book Fair, Ikon Gallery

The fair was held at the top of the building and a number of visitors came to see David Tremlett’s 3 Drawing Rooms and were surprised to find us!

Visitors to the Birmingham Independent Book Fair, at the Ikon Gallery. Showing David Tremlett's 3 Drawing Rooms.

Visitors to the Birmingham Independent Book Fair, at the Ikon Gallery. Showing David Tremlett’s 3 Drawing Rooms.

Many contributors were quite inventive, offering not just books, or flyers or postcards but chocolate eggs and flashing horns to go with the art.

Pigeon Park Press at the Birmingham Independent Book Fair, at the Ikon Gallery

More information about who attended can be found here.

The Black Pear Press at the Birmingham Independent Book Fair, at the Ikon Gallery

And finally, you can get hold of a copy of the book I was promoting (Watching Charlotte Brontë Die: and other surreal stories), available both in print and as an ebook, here.

Article written by Ellie Stevenson, author.Ellie Stevenson, author
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Photo of Oozells Square and the Ikon Gallery by David Stowell

Further Information

More about the Ikon Gallery

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