Hone your own writing skills with Paul Houghton

  • Location The Sanderson Room Emma Bridgewater Pottery

Join Paul Houghton a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Staffordshire University for first hand advice on how to develop your writing skills.

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The session will focus on how to write engaging realistic dialogue and how to make the setting itself as characterful as the person in it.

A maximum of 15 places are available so please apply by email to info@stokeliteraryfestival.org to secure your place.

Full details of the Hot Air Literary Festival including the education programme can be found on the www.stokeliteraryfestival.org website.

New events added: Summer Fair, Restoration Cafe, Family Fun Day,

Great new events have been added to the Fringe programme.

7/6/14 – North Shelton Community Summer Fair and Singing workshop at  London Rd Festival

15/06/14 – Hanley Park Restoration Cafe and Family Fun Day at YMCA

We are pleased to support our partners My Community Matters, Stoke on Trent City Council, the Friends of Hanley Park and the Community Organiser for Hanley West and Shelton who are working with local residents to organise these events.



Coaching: Steps to the Future

  • Event location: Learning Exchange, Flaxman building, College Rd

Free. Book tickets

‘Coaching: Steps for the Future’ will explore peoples goals and aspirations for the future and help them to make steps towards achieving their goals using a coaching approach.

photo of sign to the futureThe session will be led by Sarah Page and Dr Barbara Emadi-Coffin from Staffordshire University’s Creative Communities Unit.

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POSTPONED – Sex and Drugs and Regeneration – Talk by Mike Wolfe

  • Event location: Science Centre, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent

POSTPONED DUE TO FAMILY ILLNESS Add your details to the mailing list so we can let you know when we plan the new date for this event

Sex and drugs and regeneration…. Lessons from Manchester`s Canal Street or how community leadership can lead regeneration to success of which grey suits can only dream.” This talk will be illustrated with photos by Tony Jones.

A public lecture by Mike Wolfe

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