December 6×6

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Don’t forget to mark 7pm on 12th December on your calendars for the next 6X6 evening at City Central Library.

6x6 flyer winter 2017

And  writers – you need to have your subs for this one in by the end of November!


Winter Downs book launch

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Tea and cakes and books – what more could you wish for? The 1940s themed launch party for Winter Downs, the WW2 crime novel from 6X6 author Jan Edwards, of course!

Tea and cake as Jan reads from Winter Downs and answers your questions.

There will also be readings from other authors with a 40s flavour so come and join in the celebrations and be the first to buy a signed copy of Winter Downs.

Saturday 3rd June in the Tolkien room at City Central Library, Hanley, between 11.30 and 13.15.


Winter Downs by Jan Edwards

In January of 1940 a tiny rural community on the Sussex Downs, already preparing for invasion from across the Channel, finds itself deep in the grip of a snowy landscape with an ice-cold killer on the loose.

Bunch Courtney stumbles upon the body of Jonathan Frampton in a woodland clearing. Is this a case of suicide, or is it murder? Bunch is determined to discover the truth but can she persuade the dour Chief Inspector Wright to take her seriously?

Winter Downs:  First in the Bunch Courtney Investigates series.

Winter Downs is published by Penkhull Press and will be available in paper and e formats.


14th March 6X6!

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Free entry!

Writers please contact us by last day of Feb!



New Fiction for the Year

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We trust you have all had a good holiday and come into the 2017 raring to go!

Our first event will be 14th March, 7.00 pm – City Central Library, Hanley, Stoke on Trent. As always tickets are free from Central Library on 01782 236177 or

We are really looking  forward to a fresh round of readings!  As always tickets are free from Central Library.

For authors:
The cut off date for this one will be 27th February 2017.

No themes this time so that all of you authors with new publications to promote, or who have won prizes in fiction competitions, can slide into fourth base with more ease.

Full guidelines available  HERE


Winter is Here!

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Winter 6×6 – tonight at 7pm, City Central Library, Hanley.

There will be six excellent readings by six excellent writers.

There will be good company.

There will be books to buy so bring your wallet!

Start your seasonal celebrations right here!

Free admission!



Featured Writers for Winter (2)

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In addition to J M Moore and Steph Hutton the Winter 6X6 on 6th December also features :

June Palmer
June is a poet who also writes short stories and fiction. June was recently one of six joint winners in a national writing competition “Write Science” sponsored by Stella Duffy OBE, and judged by a panel of writers including Val McDermid. June performed her winning poem “Listening to Jupiter” on Six Towns Radio and at the Josiah Wedgwood Institute. June is also much engaged in helping run a writers group in Stoke on Trent, City Voices Creative Writers.

Liz Kay
Liz has been writing  for around two years , taking inspiration from her work as well as finding beauty in ordinary things.

Debbi Voisey
Published in the Bath Short Story Award Anthology 2015, in National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2016, and on (pronounced like orgy!!!).  Debbie won Sentinel and Staffs University “Too Write” short story competition in conjunction with the Stoke on Trent Hot Air Literary Festival 2016.  She is  Vice Chair of City Voices Stoke Creative Writers Group.

Julia Hudson
A  writer and poet of many years standing and stalwart of the Newcastle Library writing group.


Entry is free – starts at 7pm prompt – come and hear local writers and buy their books!