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Saturday July 8 : Kuli Kohli will be reading at ‘The Why Fest’

Kuli Kohli will be reading at ‘The Why Fest’, The Crossing, Milk Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SU, on Stage 2.

Saturday July 8th 4.55-5.15pm.

For further info contact Robin Surgeoner at Tickets are £10 (£3 children):

Tuesday July 11 : Simon will be MC at ‘City Voices’

Simon will be MC at ‘City Voices’ where Emma Purshouse, Dawn Rhind-Tutt, Christine Loch, Bert Flitcroft, and Brian Dakin will be performing.

The Light House, Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT.

Tuesday July 11th, 7.30pm.

Tickets £3 on the door. Join us at our great new venue that includes free parking, good disabled access and a snack/ drinks bar to suit all tastes.

Sunday July 16 : ‘Black Country’ anthology workshop

‘Black Country’ anthology workshop with Emma Purshouse at Katie Fitzgerald’s.

Sunday July 16th at 3pm.

187 Enville Street, Stourbridge, DY8 3TB.

Part of the Stourbridge Literature Festival. Tickets £3.

Saturday 22 Deadline for submissions to ‘Black Country’ anthology.

The deadline for submissions to The Poetry of the Black Country is Saturday 22 July. Please see our submissions page for details.

Saturday August 5 : Poetry writing workshop

Poetry writing workshop on ‘Photography & Poetry’ with Simon Fletcher and Dave Bingham. Those interested are encouraged to bring along a smart phone or digital camera as we shall be photographing ‘images to inspire writing’.

This innovative workshop should appeal to a number of arts’ practitioners although no experience is needed.


Meet at the village hall, Pant, near Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9QG, Saturday August 5th, 10am-4pm.

Tickets £20/ £15. It is recommended that to reserve a place you send a £10 cheque to Offa’s Press, 2, Ferndale, Pant, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9QD.