Come and hear from children's author Ben Davis who will be joining Coram Beanstalk to talk about his books and answer any questions on Thursday 10th November at 10.30am.

We'll be at the Birmingham & Midland Institute in the John Peek room from 10am where you're welcome to join us for a coffee before Ben will give his talk between 10.30am - 11.30am.

Ben is a local author who writes funny books for older children and teenagers. His first book, The Private Blog of Joe Cowley series has been hailed as a Wimpy Kid for a new generation.

He has also written standalone books for younger readers, like the supervillain tale, Danny Dread, and the critically acclaimed My Embarrassing Dad's Gone Viral.
Ben's latest book 'My Dad is Definitely Not a Crime Lord' is about a boy called Damian whose family are living under witness protection and is described as a funny, heartfelt novel about friendship and family - and where the limits are for both.
Before he became a published author, Ben wrote jokes and sketches for radio shows and various other bits and bobs. When he's not writing, he regularly visits schools and leads creative writing workshops.

After Ben's talk, our staff will be on hand to chat to you about our volunteering opportunities in the Midlands area where we currently have lots of vacancies in local schools.

If you're already a Coram Beanstalk reading helper you can book a space via the Volunteer Portal or book a ticket here. We'd love you to bring along any friends or family who might be interested to hear more about becoming a reading helper as well!

Any donations towards the cost of the event or your refreshments will be very gratefully received on the day if you wish to make a small contribution.

Booking for this event has now closed.