We are proudly hosting our first ever official book launch, in conjunction with the City Central Library, Hanley. All details for booking a place at the launch are on the poster, so we hope that many people will come along to enjoy an evening of story-telling, and support the local library. On the night there will be several readings from our new anthology, but “Telling Tales” contains a huge variety of work from seventeen different authors and over 20 stories to savour – so you really need to buy the book! Just £5 per copy.
Author Lisa Blower will be opening the event with a short reading. Her debut novel “Sitting Ducks” is out now, and has been longlisted for The Guardian “Not the Booker” award 2016, The Rubery Award 2016 and The People’s Book Prize 2016. Lisa has also just completed her first short story collection ‘It’s Gone Dark over Bill’s Mother’s’ which draws heavily upon her early childhood in Stoke on Trent.
Practicalities – There are toilets on the same floor as the launch party. There will be no interval, but tea, coffee, soft drinks and wine will be available at the start plus some canapés and nibbles. The evening will finish with a short “interview” with Lisa, after which there will be time for chat and of course an opportunity to purchase “Telling Tales” and other anthologies by the eclectic writers of City Voices Creative Writers Group.