Multistory invites you to join poet Emma Purshouse & friends for the launch of Tipton Tales – a book of newly commissioned poetry focusing on the Sandwell town of Tipton. Emma’s preferred method of working is collaboration. She is part of the Black Country collective Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists whose main aim is to take poetry to people rather than to wait for people to come to poetry.
In the spirit of such collaboration this book features not only work by Emma but also work by commissioned poets that Emma invited to take part. Each of the poets featured have deep-rooted connections to and a respect and love of the region. Poets in the book include Casey Bailey, Liz Berry, Roz Goddard, Brendan Hawthorn, Kuli Kohli, Roy McFarlane, Dave Pitt, Steve Pottinger, Billy Spakemon. Performances by Dave Pitt, Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse will take place throughout the evening, and there will be delicious local pies and ale available. Do come along, we’d love to see you.