I've created a blog (with some help from my eldest!) for the Stoke Stanza, one of the writers' groups I'm involved with. It meets monthly in The Leopard pub, a wonderful, historic and allegedly haunted inn down in Burslem, one of the towns that make up The Potteries. It features in the Arnold Bennett novels and was the place where Josiah Wedgwood and James Brindley agreed to create the Trent and Mersey Canal.
See The Leopard
In you're in the area, why not come along? We're affiliated to The Poetry Society but you don't have to be a member, nor do you have to be a poet. You can listen in or read a short story or a poem you've written yourself or one by somebody else. The beer's good too and the quality of the discussions and feedback is as good as you'll find anywhere.
We aim to make The Leopard a show-case for new writing around Staffordshire, Cheshire and the North West. Watch this space!
The Poetry Society