Come and experience some of the greatest literary and musical talent from across the region at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival.
A broad programme spanning 26 – 28 January makes the Wolves Litfest one of the most comprehensive events of its kind in the UK.
The Arts Foundry will be there on Sunday at the Art Gallery, with readings of work published at the site. Local writers and poets join national and international stars in a great line-up across three days with something for everyone, young and old.
See our highlights below, or visit the Wolverhampton Literature Festival website for full listings: you can choose from poetry, theatre, music, literature, children’s events, and workshops.
Coach House Writers: Wolves Art Gallery, 12.30pm – 2pm
Dawn Reeves: on her contemporary political thrillers, Central Library, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
The Festival Opening Night: Lych Gate Tavern, 7.30pm – 10pm
East of the Severn: Liz Berry, the Black Country String Band, Slade Rooms, 7pm – 9pm
Hedda Gabler: Ibsen’s classic play, until 27 Jan, Wolverhampton Grand, 7.30pm
Made in Bilston: local writers at Bilston Library, 11am – 12 noon
Music for Dogs: Carol Caffrey in a powerful work, Lych Gate Tavern, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Paul Dowswell ‘Wolf Children’: Tettenhall Library, 12 noon – 1pm
Oldbury Writers: Wolves Art Gallery, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Lynsey Hanley: talking about the class system in the UK, Wolves Art Gallery, 1pm – 2pm
Enoch Powell 50 Years On: the ‘Rivers of Blood’ legacy, MC Building, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
How I Came to Be Where I Never Was: Johnny Fluffypunk, Lych Gate Tavern, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Wolf Collective: Poets and writers from the region, Wolves Art Gallery, 3.30pm – 5pm
Niall Griffiths: Reading scenes inspired by the city, at the Central Library 3.20pm – 4.30pm
Meet the Masters: the region’s brightest talents, Wolves Art Gallery, 3.30pm – 5pm
Our Beautiful Scars: Women’s Poetry, The Lighthouse, 5pm – 6.30pm
Writing to Dance: channelling the spirit of Salsa, Slade Rooms, 5pm – 7pm
Making the Cut: writers and poets on the theme of canals, Wolves Art Gallery, 7pm – 8.15pm
Breton Tales After Dark: by John Edgar, Bantock House Performance Space, 7pm – 8pm
Poetry Slam: Arena Theatre, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Outside In: Words of Sound and Fury: from a young offenders’ institute, Wild Bytes Cafe, 7.30pm – 8.30pm