Below are the proposed meeting dates for 2019 at the City Central Library Hanley
Meetings are held on Saturdays, every two weeks at City Central Library Hanley, in room 1 (J R R Tolkien suite) unless otherwise advised. Meeting times are 11.40 - 13.40
January 19th - AGM
February 2nd Poetry Workshop "Metaphor and Image" with John Mills
16th – Read around short story competition
March 2nd - Workshop with Anita Oxford "This and That"
16th - "Finding Inspiration" Fiction writing with Debbi Voisey (The Dublin Writer)
30th - Library Event 11am - 12.30pm - Poetry Performance by Jasmine Gardosi and Kurly McGeachie. 12.30 - 1.30pm Poetry Workshop for City Voices. City Central Library Hanley room 1 (J R R Tolkien suite)
April 13th - Poetry Workshop with published poet June Palmer
27th - Library Event 11am - 1.30pm Special literary event with author Lisa Blower - introducing her new book of short stories "It's Gone Dark Over Bill's Mother's"
May 11th - Feedback Meeting and mini-workshops
Poetry workshop and readings with the Staffordshire Poet Laureate, Emily-Rose Galvin - cancelled
25th - "Finding Inspiration" Fiction writing with Debbi Voisey (The Dublin Writer)
June - 8th - Fund Raiser Bethesda Chapel - Tribute to Lily Meigh (1934-2018)
22nd - "Brief Encounters" workshop with Potteries Prize winner Bev Adams
July - 6th - Poetry Competition Results and Poetry Critique led by Bert Flitcroft(Staffordshire Poet Laureate 2015-17 )
20th - Member Profiles/Workshop (help with updating profiles and promoting book sales)
August – 3rd “Brainstorming – Let’s Talk!” - event proposals, discussions, refreshments, writing exercises
17th - Poetry workshop and readings with the Staffordshire Poet Laureate, Emily-Rose Galvin
31st - City Voices are at Hanley Market! Readings, book sales, promotions
September –14th - Feedback and Critique workshop (plus writing time) - bring a finished piece of writing
28th - Poetry Critique led by Bert Flitcroft (Staffordshire Poet Laureate 2015-17 )
October – 12th - Library Event 11am - 1.30pm 'Postcard Poets' with Steve Pottinger, Cathy Whittaker, Mandy Ross and Jane Seabourne. City Central Library Hanley room 1 (J R R Tolkien suite)
26th - Flash Fiction for Begginers - all you ever wanted to know, but were afraid to ask...workshop with Debbi Voisey
November - 9th - Workshop with Steve Pottinger (published Black Country poet, part of Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists performance poets)
23rd - Flash Fiction Slamming (fast-paced, original, performance FF) Let's try it!
December - 7th - 'Three Minutes of Lightning Flash' (and thunderous applause)
New City Voices Venture for 2020 to end the year!
Please note – meetings will be held in room 1 (J R R Tolkien suite) unless otherwise advised. Meeting times are 11.40 – 13.40. The library closes at 14.00. Special events with the library may be differnt times. Any change of venue or temporary library closure will be communicated to members as soon as the Committee are aware of the changes