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Heroes by Patricia Boulton

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This poem was submitted by Patricia Boulton and it’s called Heroes.  If you’d like to submit a story, or some other submission, for us to consider then please use our contact us form World War One. We did it at school. The soldiers were brave and old fashioned and distant. The grainy pictures show a host of strangers, now angels. ...

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Poetry Workshop in aid of Riley Clay

John Mills is an award winning poet who will be running a poetry workshop at The Secret Tea Room The workshop costs £20 per head and is taking place on Sunday April the 9th from 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Profits from the workshop will be donate to the Riley Clay fund. Riley is a local boy with Extrarenal Rhabdoid Cancer and ...

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Budding bards invited to celebrate where they live

Undiscovered writers are being encouraged to bring out their inner bard and write a poem about where they live. The call comes as part of a new series of workshops organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Library Service being presented by Staffordshire’s Poet Laureate, Bert Flitcroft. Called ‘So This Is Where We Live,’ the workshops will show people how much fun ...

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Calling all historians!

If you have a love of history, here’s a chance to sit and chat with kindred spirits and to discuss the inner historian in you. On October 19th, Staffordshire Poet Laureate Bert Flitcroft is running a Creative Writing workshop at Lichfield library for historians. The idea is not to write a piece of historical fiction, but to explore your own ...

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Resident poet at Barlaston’s Wedgwood Museum

Poetry and Creative writing workshops are taking place throughout October at The Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, with the Staffordshire Poet Laureate Bert Flitcroft. Bert, who has previously run a workshop in Stone back in May, says: On October 1st I begin my tenure as Resident Poet at The Wedgwood Museum in Staffordshire. I am feeling both excited and privileged and would love ...

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Young Staffordshire Stanza poetry competition

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Calling all young poets in Stone! Budding bards from across the county are being invited to put pen to paper for a new poetry competition. However, they need to get their skates on and submit their entries before the deadline, as the closing date is Wednesday 10th February. Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire’s Young Poet Laureate, 14-year-old Endon High School student Matilda ...

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Could the next Young Poet Laureate be from Stone?

Budding poets in Stone still have time to put pen to paper to enter a competition to be crowned Staffordshire’s next Young Poet Laureate. For the third year running, the county council and the city council have joined forces to recruit a new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, who will hold the post for a year. The prestigious competition ...

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Could next Young Poet Laureate be from Stone?

Teenage poets in Stone have until 5th July to enter a county-wide competition to find the next Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire. The county council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council have joined forces to recruit a new Young Poet Laureate, who will hold the post for a year. The prestigious competition aims to showcase the poetic skills of 14 to 18-year-olds ...

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