Stoke-on-Trent Poet Laureate Event

Friday 8th June 2pm – The Decorating Studio


The Festival is thrilled that the new Stoke-on-Trent official poet laureate will be hold their first event here at the Festival on Friday 8th June.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Stoke-on-Trent Libraries will announce the winner of the recent competition to become the city’s first Laureate. The new laureate will be appointed to the honorary post for an initial two-year tenure with a role to write poems to commission, read and perform poetry, initiate poetry events and work with local poetry and community groups to promote poetry across Stoke-on-Trent.

Staffordshire Poet Laureate Emily Rose Galvin will be a special guest and Birmingham Poet Laureate Matt Windle will also be part of the event which is hosted by John Prebble from The Poetry Exchange