Hi all!

Just sharing the latest news from Emma, at City Central Library, regarding upcoming events. If you are local (or localish) please do support them if you can.

Many thanks to all who came to Postcard Poets. It was a very enjoyable morning, and fantastic to see so many people there. A big thanks to City Voices for supporting the event.

Dave Reeves, one of the poets from that event, has sent me a link to a poem that he scribbled whilst on the train home, using leaflets from the library and from the train station. If anyone would like to take a look, you can see it here:


There’s a reminder about the Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists event which takes place at City Central Library on Friday 18 May. There’s also news of the next 6X6 Reading Café, for which submissions are now open. If you’ve thought about submitting previously but haven’t yet given it a go, why not try now?

Finally, I’ve received details from colleagues in Staffordshire Libraries of a circus-themed poetry event and workshop for adults – it sounds like great fun! Do take a look at the attached details if this is something that would interest you.

All the best


Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists

Friday 18 May, 7.30pm

City Central Library, Hanley

Cost: £3 including refreshments

What happens when three poets meet up in a pub and decide to put on a show? Join nationally-acclaimed poets Dave Pitt, Emma Purshouse and Steve Pottinger as they come together to plot their path to fame and fortune – will they be distracted by beer and scratchings? Will they put the world to rights? Creative performance poetry at its very best – may contain language!

Contact City Central Library to book your place

6X6 Reading Café

6x6 June

Tuesday 12 June, 7pm

City Central Library, Hanley

Cost: free

Six writers…six readings…six minutes each. Join us for the ever-popular 6X6 Reading Café, where local authors read and promote their work. The submissions window is now open; if you’d like to find out more about the café, or how to submit, take a look at the 6X6 blog:


Contact City Central Library to book your free place

I’ve been to all but the very first one of these and it’s always a lovely evening. Looking forward to this one! 🙂

Tel: 01782 238455

Email: central.library@stoke.gov.uk


Library event May

Contact details…..

Emma George

Senior Librarian: Outreach, Engagement and Information

Libraries and Archives

Housing and Customer Services

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

City Central Library     Bethesda Street     Hanley    Stoke-on-Trent     ST1 3RS

t 01782 236177   e emma.george@stoke.gov.uk



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