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Saturday September 1 : Walking & Poetry workshop at the Stiperstones

Walking & Poetry workshop (11am-2pm) at the Stiperstones, Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0NG.

Simon will be leading a walk and writing session, on the theme of nature, around the Cranberry Rocks on the stunning Long Mynd, ending at the Bog Visitor Centre café. www.bogcentre.co.uk. The café has good disabled access, a great range of snacks & drinks but bring suitable clothing.

Meet at the car park up the bank from the visitor centre. Tickets £12/ £10.

For more ring Simon on 01691 831463.

September 8, 12 & 18 : Poetry writing workshops in Newcastle Under Lyme

Bert Flitcroft will be leading three ekphrastic poetry writing workshops in Newcastle Under Lyme, at the Trent Art gallery, 19 Brunswick Street, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 1HF.

September 8th, 12th & 18th, 10.30-12.30.

Tickets are £5 per session.

Writers will be looking at work from an exhibition of The Royal Society of Artists entitled ‘A Road Less Travelled’.

For further information ring 01782 610588 or email: art@trent-art.co.uk.

Tuesday September 11 : ‘City Voices’

‘City Voices’ with Ian Parr, Rebecca Lockwood & Bert Flitcroft, Mike Thomas & Kerry Hadley.

Tuesday September 11th, 7.30-9pm at The Light House, Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT.

Tickets £ 3 on the door

Wednesday September 12 : Nellie Cole will be reading at ‘Claptrap’

Nellie Cole will be reading at ‘Claptrap’, the live literature event run by Rob Francis at 108A, High Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1EE.

The event is 7.30-9.30pm and free but donations are encouraged.

Saturday September 15 : ‘Country Voices’

‘Country Voices’ with Nellie Cole, John Woodall & Ros Woolner plus David Bingham at the Meadow Inn, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, Telford, TF8 7BJ.

Saturday September 15th, 2.30-4pm.

Tickets £4 on the door. Enjoy a lovely afternoon of poetry by the River Severn.

Saturday September 22 : Local Author’s Day with Bert Flitcroft

Former Staffordshire poet laureate Bert Flitcroft will be taking part in a local author’s day at Burton-on-Trent library, Riverside, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 1AH.

Saturday September 22nd 10-3.30pm.

It’s a free event for the general public to chat to local authors.

Thursday September 27 : Caffe Grande Slam

Nellie Cole’s taking part in the Caffe Grande Slam at the Caffe Grande, 15, Stone Street, Dudley, DY1 1NS.

Thursday September 27th, 7-10pm.

Free event.