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.

Photograph of Paul Houghton

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.

Hot Air Festival

  • Event location: Emma Bridgwater Factory, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

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Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival will be the first of its kind in the area with the aim of giving local people the opportunity to find out more about the art and craft of writing and the joys of reading.

The festival in the factory, also known as Hot Air giving a nod to Stoke-on-Trent’s historic background, will be held at the Emma Bridgewater Factory on Lichfield Street on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June 2014.

Over 15 nationally known and local authors will be present during the weekend including names such as Joanna Trollope, David Starkey, Andy McNab, Melvyn Bragg, Lauren Child and Emma Bridgewater.  Each author event will give festival goers the opportunity to enter into the debate and question the experts in their own fields.

Festival Trustees include Tristram Hunt MP, Matthew Rice and Emma Bridgewater. Andy McNab is also the festival’s patron.

Stewart Collins, Festival Director, has extensive knowledge and experience managing other well known literary festivals including Henley & Petworth.

Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival would not be possible without its supporters and sponsors so a large thank you to all of those involved.

Hot Air Festival website