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Ella Otomewo, Writer in residence

24th Oct 29th Oct 2022

Performance poet Ella is writing a poem for St Helens to be displayed on windows at The Book Stop.

Event Details
The Book Stop, 11 Bridge Street, St Helens, WA10 1NN
  • Festival,
  • Workshop,
  • Free,
  • Place
Access Information

Family friendly, wheelchair accessible.

Based in The Book Stop, performance poet Ella will spend a week writing a poem for St Helens on her trusty typewriter. The poem will be inspired by the town, the bookshop, our relationship to reading and her conversations with local people.

Ella invites you to pop in for a chat during her time there (24th - 26th October, and 28th-29th October, 10am - 4pm), and on Saturday 29th October, she will paint her words on the window of The Book Stop - a temporary installation for all to read.

Ella writing poem on the outside of the window at The Book Stop on a ladder.
Image credit: Radka Dolinska


On Saturday 5th and Saturday 12th November, Ella will be hosting free, drop-in workshops at The Book Stop from 12pm - 3pm.

Join in to chat, write, and express yourself - open to anyone interested in creating their own poetry.

This event is part of Take Over 2022.

About the artist

Ella Otomewo

Access information

We aim to create safe, welcoming and accessible spaces for all. Access information for The Book Stop:

  • Wheelchair accessible, with flat access
  • Accessible, gender neutral toilets
  • In a town centre location
  • Nearest train station is St Helens Central (for trains to and from Liverpool/Manchester/Blackpool/Wigan)
  • Nearest bus stop is St Helens Bus Station (for buses to Liverpool, Wigan and around St Helens)
  • Nearest accessible parking is at St Helens Town Hall (3 minute walk) and World of Glass (10 minute walk)
  • Nearest taxi drop off on Bridge Street

If you'd like to discuss your access needs, please get in touch.

Contact Anna on:
07529224271 (9.30am - 5.30pm)