I am so pleased to have been asked to participate in this event, not just to read poetry but experience 'an exchange of words, poems and an intimate outdoor performance.'
I hope amongst other subjects to read about urban green spaces, being outside, Stoke, canals, canal boat culture, water....even cats! Yes, cats do live on canal boats. I should know as I live within yards of a canal, lucky me.
I and the other poets will also be asking people to share any poetry they know, and we will be also poetically appreciating the sound and arts installations at the festival. I'm not giving too much away though, except to say that I know it will be an amazing day, and the weather is forecast dry and around 19c for the afternoon. So win win!
Author - June Palmer