Today’s reading event — Ghosts at the Gladstone — was a resounding success, with over 50 tickets allocated several days before the event. The afternoon featured over a dozen readings from members of Renegade Writers and Room in the Roof writing groups. The venue, the Gladstone Museum, is located in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, and well worth visiting if you have even the slightest interest in pottery and ceramics. The Alchemy Press and Penkhull Press also staged a book display (for sale, too).
Special thanks go to Jem Shaw for all the AV preparation, to ensure that there were stunning backgrounds to the readings. The afternoon began with a “face-less” poem by Brenda Lawton, who sadly wasn’t able to attend. In the photo above, L to R: Neil Holland, Mike Chinn, Ralph Alcock, Judith Hollies, Andrew Roberts, Misha Herwin, Jan Edwards, Jem Shaw, Bev Adams, David Myers, Nic Hale, Malcolm Havard and Amber the Boxer.
Photo (c) Peter Coleborn