Here’s the latest news on poetry, reading and writing events in Stoke-on-Trent Libraries:

Friday 28 April, 7:30pm, City Central Library

Harry Baker poetry performance

We’re all looking forward to this event, which is now fully booked. If you have reserved a ticket but can’t make it, please do let us know, so we can give your place to someone else. And do collect, and pay for, your tickets in good time on the night, as uncollected tickets may be released before the event begins. Thank-you!

Chris Tutton Poster

Monday 8 May, 2pm, City Central Library

Poetry as Healing workshop

Poetry as Healing is led by poet Chris Tutton, and explores how reading and writing poetry can help with anxiety, stress and depression. The workshop is free, but places are limited and must be booked in advance.

Contact City Central Library to book your place (01782 238455;

Saturday 3 June, 11.30am-1.15pm, City Central Library

6X6 Book Launch – Winter Downs by Jan Edwards

In a special one-off event from the 6X6 team, Jan Edwards launches her new 1940 crime novel, Winter Downs. There will be readings from Jan and others, a question and answer session, refreshments (including cake), and the chance to purchase a signed copy of the novel. For more information, go to the 6X6 blog at

All are welcome at this event; contact City Central Library to book your place (01782 238455;

Tuesday 13 June, 7pm, City Central Library

6X6 Reading Café

In the return of the ever-popular 6X6 Reading Café, six local writers will have the opportunity to read their work aloud. If you’d like to take part, you have until 31 May to submit your work – take a look at the full submission guidelines at . Anyone is welcome to attend this free event, so do get in touch if you’d like to come along.

Contact City Central Library to book your place (01782 238455;

 As ever, if you’d like to know more about any of these events, please do get in touch.

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