Dr. Burgass at the Stoke Literary Festival

Catherine Burgass presented her paper ‘Pits, Pots and Poets’ on regional writing and Stoke’s literary heritage to a sell-out crowd at the inaugural Stoke Literary Festival (21st June).  Organised by Emma Bridgewater and Tristram Hunt MP, other speakers included the ‘aga saga’ novelist Joanna Trollope and leading cultural commentator Melvyn Bragg.  (Catherine’s daughter Eleanor won a short-story prize in the associated ‘Too Write’ competition.)

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