Stafford Regional Learning Centre

Stafford Regional Learning Centre

The Stafford Regional Learning Centre puts education in the heart of Stafford, bringing personal and professional development.

Stafford Litfest.

A variety of vibrant family events for local and independent creatives to share their work alongside professionals, bringing literature to the heart of Stafford.

Programme of Events

 

 

10.00am – 12.00pm Readings by students of the University of Wolverhampton – compered by Staffordshire Poet Laureate Mel Wardle Woodend – The Piano Café / Theatre Bar at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre (FREE ENTRY)From

3.00pmBook stalls – The University of Wolverhampton in Stafford (FREE ENTRY)

7.00pm – 9.00pm Storytelling featuring Maria Credali and Sharon Carr – The University of Wolverhampton in Stafford (FREE ENTRY FOR PERFORMERS - £7 AUDIENCE TICKET)

7.30pmLindisfarne– Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

7.45pmWhere is Mrs Christie? – Stafford MET Studio

Please contact melwoodendwriting@gmail.com for ticket bookings

All Day Book stalls The University of Wolverhampton in Stafford All Day Literature (FREE ENTRY)Treasure Huntfor Children (and their grown-ups) – Starting from Stafford Library (FREE TO TAKE PART)

10.00am – 11.00am Lost Haikuwith Gabriella Gay and Leanne Cooper for Children (and their grown-ups) – Stafford Library(FREE ENTRY)

10.30am – 11.30am Spooky Tanka Poetry Workshop with Mel Wardle Woodend for Young People (age 12 – 16 years) – Stafford Ancient High House(FREE ENTRY)

11.00am – 12.00pm Poetry and Puppets for Children (up to age 11) with Jan Hedger – Stafford Library (FREE ENTRY)

12.30pm – 1.30pm Author readings – Short stories and novel extracts compered by Wednesbury Poet Laureate Brendan Hawthorne – The University of Wolverhampton in Stafford (FREE ENTRY FOR PERFORMERS - £5 AUDIENCE TICKET)

1.30pm – 2.30pm Author readings – Poetry compered by Wednesbury Poet Laureate Brendan Hawthorne – The University of Wolverhampton in Stafford(FREE ENTRY FOR PERFORMERS - £5 AUDIENCE TICKET)

3.00pm – 4.00pm Children’s stories and poetry – Stafford Library (FREE ENTRY)

3.00pm – 5.00pm WORD Stafford Poetry Slam compered by Jon Watkiss and Mel Wardle Woodend – Stafford MET Studio / The Piano Bar / Theatre Café at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre (FREE ENTRY FOR PERFORMERS - £5 AUDIENCE TICKET)

7.30pm Joanna Trollope – Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

7.45pm The Second Best Bed – Stafford MET Studio (continued)

All Day Book stalls – The University of Wolverhampton in Stafford(FREE ENTRY)

10.00am – 12.00pm Creative Writing Poetry Workshop with Staffordshire Poet Laureate Mel Wardle Woodend – The University of Wolverhampton in Stafford(£5 PER PERSON)

1.00pm – 3.00pm Creative Writing Flash Fiction Workshop with Published Author Debbi Voisey – The Writer’s Room, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre (£5 PER PERSON)

3.30pm – 5.30pm WORD Stafford Open Mic and Presentation of Prizes from Adult and Children Litfest writing Competitions compered by Jon Watkiss and Mel Wardle Woodend – The Piano Bar / Theatre Café at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre (FREE ENTRY)

7.45pm Posting Letters to the Moon – Stafford MET Studio

Poetry Competition for Adults (age 16+) – on the theme of ‘Education’ or ‘The Theatre’ judged by former Staffordshire Poet Laureate Gary Longden(£4 PER ENTRY OR £10 FOR 3)

Poetry Competition for Children (age 9+)– on the theme of ‘Plants and Animals’ or ‘Our World’ judged by Gabriella Gay (FREE TO ENTER)Flash Fiction Competition for Adults (age 16+) – on any theme judged by Gary Carr (£4 PER ENTRY OR £10 FOR 3)

Short Story Writing Competition for Children (age 9+) – on any theme judged by Scarlett Ward Bennett (FREE TO ENTER)

Submission guidelines for competitions can be found under the ‘Stafford Litfest’ tab at www.dreamwellwriting.simplesite.com

Find us in the heart of Stafford

Contact us

Address: University of Wolverhampton in Stafford, 2a Staffordshire Place, Stafford, ST16 2LP (Directions). - Tel: 01902321228 - Email: uwis.enquiries@wlv.ac.uk