Tuesday 7 February, 7pm
Dark in the Day
We’re used to weird dreams, but what about the wide-awake weird?
Dark in the Day is a collection of short stories penned by established writers of the weird and by writers new to the genre… and what better way to celebrate the publication of this anthology than with a reading at City Central Library? Hosted in conjunction with Staffordshire University, you are invited to join Storm Constantine, Rosie Garland, Paul Houghton and Staffordshire University Creative Writing graduates for an evening of delightful and alarming tales of oddness.
This is a free event. Contact City Central Library to book your tickets (01782 238455; email@example.com)
Tuesday 14 March, 7pm
6X6 Reading Café
Six writers – Six readers – Six minutes
We’re thrilled that 6X6 Reading Café is entering its second year. If you’d like the chance to take part, take a look at the 6X6 blog at https://6x6writingcafe.wordpress.com/ for writing guidelines and submission details. There’s no theme this time, and you have until 27 February to submit your work.
Anyone is welcome to attend the reading café, and hear the best writing from the local area.
This is a free event. Contact City Central Library to book your ticket (01782 238455; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday 28 April, 7:30pm
We’re very excited to welcome World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker to Stoke-on-Trent.
Harry Baker published his debut anthology ‘The Sunshine Kid’ with Burning Eye in December 2014. The subsequent show of the same name was voted ‘Best Spoken Word show’ of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. Now a fully-fledged maths graduate and full time poet/adventurer, his work has been viewed millions of times worldwide, as well as being translated into 15 different languages. Amongst other things he is currently working on the joint ‘Harry and Chris’ project with Jazz Musician Chris Read, following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh fringe 2016 and UK Spring 2017 Tour.
Tickets: £3, including refreshments. Contact City Central Library to book your tickets (01782 238455; email@example.com)