THURSDAY 8th JUNE 7pm – THE EASTWOOD ROOM BOOK TICKETS ONLINE
A panel of poets, including the county laureates, who will read and discuss their work, chaired by John Prebble of The Poetry Exchange. The panel will include:
Isobel Horsley, Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate for 2016-2017. Isobel is 16 and attends King Edward VI school in Lichfield and as part of her year long tenure is responsible for helping to promote an enjoyment of poetry in younger people across the county.
Bert Flitcroft is currently Staffordshire Poet Laureate. He grew up in Lancashire, where he was born in 1946 and now lives in the Midlands. A graduate of Sheffield University, for some time he has been quietly, unassumingly spreading the poetry word as teacher, mentor, workshop leader, poet-in-residence, and reader. He has two collections of poetry published.
John Lancaster is a local poet who grew up in Biddulph Moor. He has published several collections and anthologies including a collection entitled “Potters: A Division of Labour” specifically about pot bank workers.
And don’t miss our Poetry event with Liz Berry and Mark Huband on Friday 9th June at 1pm.