I hope lots of you lovely local friends will be able to go along and support Lisa Blower’s book launch this Saturday. Unfortunately I will be at work, but I have just purchased a Kindle copy as this sounds like a great read!

It's Gone Dark Over Bill's Mother's Lisa Blower

Saturday 27 April, 11am-1.30pm

It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s

City Central Library, Hanley


Celebrate the launch of Lisa Blower’s debut short story collection, It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s, published by Myriad Editions. This event is hosted by City Voices Writers’ Group, and will feature readings and books signings from both Lisa and City Voices. Books will be available to purchase on the day.  


Lisa Blower grew up in Stoke-on-Trent, and is an award-winning short story writer and novelist. She won The Guardian’s National Short Story competition in 2009, was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2013, and was one of just 4 UK authors long-listed for The Sunday Times Short Story Award 2018. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Comma Press, The New Welsh Review, The Luminary, Short Story Sunday, and on Radio 4.


You can read more about Lisa, and the inspiration for her writing, here:



This event is free, but do get in touch to book your place:

Email:     central.library@stoke.gov.uk

Tel:         01782 238455

happy reading 🙂


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