Postcard from the Past

Postcard from the Past

Birmingham Literature Festival

Date and time
06 Oct 2019 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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Birmingham Literature Festival

Postcard from the Past

With Tom Jackson.

Are the days of sending picture postcards really over?

In this illustrated talk featuring suspiciously blue skies, enormous Good Luck cats and a squadron of one-eared donkeys, Postcard from the Past curator Tom Jackson, draws on his alarmingly large collection of everyday postcards to present the oddest, funniest, most touching postcard messages. Beyond the problem with Auntie Beryl’s legs, where Dad left his sunhat or that time Kevin fell in the swimming pool, we’ll discover hidden messages, cries for help, threats and mysteries and consider whether or not it’s too late to revive the art of postcard writing.

Tom has collected postcards for many years and in 2016 started posting their messages online. He curates the Twitter feed Postcard From The Past - @pastpostcard, and is the author of the book of the same name. He also hosts Podcast From The Past, where guests tell their postcard stories.

Don’t miss our special Birmingham Literature Festival edition of Podcast From The Past with guests Stuart Maconie and Liz Berry on Sunday evening, 8pm – 9pm.

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