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Birmingham Comedy Festival, 4-13 October 2019

Saturday 12 October 2019

Real Life Parenting: The Good, The Bad And The Funny

With Matt Coyne (Man vs Baby), Kathryn Wallace (I Know, I Need To Stop Talking) and more.

You have a baby, maybe you have two. Why not, it'll all be ok. That's what social media tell us. It'll all be fine…

So who is this person who now has baby sick on their t-shirt even when it's clean on? Who always forgets something as they leave the house, or frequently turns up to work with their toddler's toys in their bag? And why is the phrase "put your shoes on" so hard to understand?!

Real Life Parenting brings together a panel of well-known writers and bloggers who between them are sharing true stories of life at the coalface of parenting – with not an Instagram filter or hashtag in sight.

Matt Coyne is the writer of the hugely popular Man vs Baby blog, which has become a book of the same name. His new book Man vs Toddler was published this year.

Kathryn Wallace writes the I Know, I Need to Stop Talking blog, which has led to her first book, Absolutely Smashing It, published this year.

Both Matt and Kathryn started writing when their day-to-day life of being parents seemed at odds with what they were seeing online and on social media.

Liz Berry is a poet from the Black Country, who now lives in Birmingham. Her latest poetry pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018.

A chat about what being a parent in 2019 is really like – and how we're all actually doing a pretty good job at it.

More speakers to be announced.

Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ
T: 0121 780 3333
Tickets: £10, £8 (concs)
2pm
www.thsh.co.uk

Presented by Birmingham Literature Festival, Town Hall Symphony Hall and Birmingham Comedy Festival.

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