Thanks as always to Emma at City Central Library for keeping us up to date with events coming up over the next few weeks.

If you live in, or around, Stoke-on-Trent then please so support these events.

Stoke-on-Trent Poet Laureate

Calling all poets! Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Stoke-on-Trent Libraries are now taking applications for the two-year post, which will see the successful candidate writing poems to commission, reading or performing poetry in public and working with local poetry and community groups. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 and above who has a passion for poetry and lives, works or studies in the city.

 The deadline for applications is January 31.

For full details including submission guidelines, visit

 Postcard Poets

Saturday 3 March, 11am-12noon

City Central Library, Hanley

You may have seen some of the beautiful poetry postcards, produced by Poetry On Loan and available in libraries. We’re very pleased that three of the poets whose work is featured on these postcards  – Jonny Fluffypunk, Simon Fletcher and Dave Reeves – will read and perform at City Central Library. With their variety of performance and poetry styles, this will be an enjoyable and entertaining start to our Spring programme.

Free admission; no need to book

 6X6 Reading Café

6x6 March

Tuesday 13 March, 7pm

City Central Library

As the ever-popular 6X6 Reading Café enters its third year, six more writers will read their work for a maximum of six minutes each.

If you’d like your work to be considered, you can find submission details and writing guidelines at .

Everyone is welcome to come and listen at this free event (places can be booked in advance).

Tel: 01782 238455


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