Light House is happy to be hosting a series of events as part of Wolverhampton Literature Festival.

To see all of the Festival events, visit

We are also screening Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (12pm) and Much Ado About Nothing (2pm) on Saturday 2nd February.

Friday 1 February
‘Pamphleteers’ Nellie Cole, John Woodall and Ros Woolner share their fresh, funny & moving pamphlet poetry from Offa’s Press. 7-8pm, Tickets £5. Pay on the door.

Saturday 2 February
‘Recommended Reading’ with Emma Purshouse, Dave Reeves, Simon Fletcher & Jane Seabourne. Offa’s publications The Poetry of Staffordshire, Our Beautiful Scars and The
Poetry of the Black Country are recommended reading in West Midlands’ libraries. Join us for a wonderful morning of poetry from the region. 11.00-12.30. Tickets £7/ £5 (concs).Pay on the door.

Sunday 3 February
‘Black Country Women’ with Marion Cockin, Iris Rhodes & Emma Purshouse who present work about women’s lives in the Black Country featuring poems from Nailmakers’ Daughters, The Poetry of the Black Country & Close. MC Jane Seabourne. 2.30-4pm. Tickets £5. Pay on the door.

‘Writing the Fantastic’ with Stephen Ayran, G X Todd & Anna Stephens. Fantasy and science fiction are two of the most popular genres in mainstream media across films, TV, games and books. Join three local SFF authors as they discuss why they write fantasy and sci-fi, their inspirations, what they love about these genres and how they are the perfect mirror for talking about current issues in the real world. 4pm – 5pm. Tickets £2. Pay on the door.

Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists present ‘Yes We Cant’ with Steve Pottinger 7.30pm – 9pm. Tickets free with a donation bucket towards #SaveLightHouse and the artists.

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