Poetry and Place at the Pub

Three Poets Return to the Potteries for an evening of reading, discussion and inspiration.

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust’s work at Middleport goes far beyond the pottery walls. We are committed to Burslem and beyond and are putting on a wide range of events, activities and opportunities that build on a sense of place and local pride.

The first one of these is our Poetry and Place evening at The Leopard pub on the 18th April.

Three well-known and well-regarded poets are returning to their home town to do a poetry reading, talk to people about their career and journey in the arts and take questions from the audience.

These poets are Michael Hulse, Pauline Stainer and Jeffrey Wainwright.

It will be evening of reading and inspiration – illustrating to the audience how these brilliant poets have used their backgrounds and creativity to form successful careers in the arts.

This event is FREE and will commence at 7.30pm. Under 18s are very welcome too.

Michael Hulse is a hugely successful poet; born in Burslem, his latest collection took him on a tour around the world, visiting Mexico, the US, Australia and New Zealand. He is the co-founder of the Hippocrates project for poetry and medicine, which won the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts (2011). He is an associate professor at Warwick University.

Pauline Stainer was also born in Burslem. She now lives in Suffolk and has published eight collections with Bloodaxe, the fourth of these ‘The Wound-Dresser’s Dream’ was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. Her poems appeared in ‘The Lady and the Hare’ and her new book ‘Tiger facing the Mist’ was published in January.

Jeffrey Wainwright was born in Normacot and attended Longton High School. He was a Professor of English at Manchester Met Uni and had published six volumes of poetry, most recently The Reason (2012.) He also works as a translator for French drama for stage and radio.

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust looks forward to welcoming you to this evening. We are also organising an Art and Place event in early May and look forward to providing more details in due course.

To get in touch for further detail about this event, contact Matthew Cliffe on 07971 438 116 or matthew.cliffe@princes-regeneration.org or find The Prince’s Regeneration Trust on Twitter, Facebook or online at www.princes-regeneration.org