Lisa Blower at Hanley Library, Stoke-on-Trent


Celebrate the launch of Lisa Blower’s debut collection of short stories, It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s at Hanley Library. Lisa will be reading extracts from the collection, and also signing copies for those attending.

This fabulous collection of her award-winning short stories is dominated by the working-class matriarch. From the wise, witty and outspoken Nan of ‘Broken Crockery’, who has lived and worked in Stoke-on-Trent for all of her 92 years, to happy hooker Ruthie in ‘The Land of Make Believe’, to sleep-deprived Laura in ‘The Trees in the Wood’, to young mum Roxanne in ‘The Cherry Tree’, she appears in many shapes and forms, and always with a stoicism that is hard to break down.

This is a special literary event organised by City Voices and is free to attend. For more information, head to the library website.