Local writer June Palmer has grabbed one of the top spots in the “Write Science” national writing competition.
Her poem “Listening to Jupiter” was one of 6 winners chosen by a prestigious panel, including actor & novelist Stella Duffy OBE. June will now become Writer-in-Residence with Ceramic City Stories as part of the Fun Palaces activities this year – a mini-programme of DIY activities taking place in different locations across Stoke-on-Trent. She will be reading her poem at the Fun Palace event on Sunday 2nd October at The Wedgwood Institute in Burslem at 12pm, followed by an followed by an informal interview and Q&A session hosted by Danny Callaghan.
June says: I first knew about this when I received a phone call from actor and novelist Stella Duffy OBE telling me that I was one of the winners (there is no overall winner). It took a while for the penny to drop – I was a bit gob-smacked – and it was brilliant to be told that such prestigious panel of judges “really, really liked” my poem. I am so pleased to be part of this it is a real community project. As Stella Duffy says – Arts for our sake rather than arts for art’s sake. Not just culture FOR everyone, but culture BY, FOR, and WITH everyone.”
For more information please visit the Ceramic City website