Added to Creative Stoke, 6th September 2011

06.09.11    Stoke’s-on-Trent’s Place, Space and Identity programme of six artist commissions is having a Closing Event on 21st September 2011, from 1pm – 5pm (including lunch). Full details at the website.

06.09.11    Stoke-on-Trent’s new Prototype magazine is now officially on sale to the public. Creative Stoke has coded a Kindle ‘taster’ edition, which should be available via Amazon in a few days.

06.09.11    The new West Midlands Independent Publishers Network (no website or blog, yet) is set to hold a publisher fair at the Eastside Projects venue in Digbeth, Birmingham, on Saturday 8th October 2011 (10am – 4pm). Offering… “a chance to explore the vibrant independent publishing movement in the West Midlands and beyond.”

06.09.11    Novelist, playwright and poet David Calcutt is offering a writing workshop which includes a journey around Lichfield Cathedral. Saturday 24th September 2011 (11am – 2pm), meeting outside the cathedral entrance, and gathering later at the nearby Minster Coffee Shop for writing, sharing and lunch (lunch not included in cost). Cost: £8. To book a place please email:

06.09.11    Added to the Directory: Arbour Productions, a video production service based in Stoke-on-Trent.

06.09.11    Dead Radio Society is a four-man indie band based at Keele University. The launch of their new Plan Z album will be on 14th October 2011 at the Rigger pub in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, North Staffordshire.

06.09.11    Keele Poets are running a tutor-led ‘Writing Poetry’ course at Silverdale Public Library in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The dates are 29th September – 8th December 2011 (Thurs, 10am – 12 noon). The workshops are aimed primarily at poets with some writing experience, although one or two newcomers are welcomed every year. Many of the group attended these poetry workshops when they were run by Keele University’s adult education programme. The cost is £70 per term. Booking is first-come, first-served and must be booked in advance. Please contact Caroline for further information and a booking form, at:


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