A "SOUL-DIVA" of storytelling is heading to Stourbridge for a literary return to share summer tales with young people.

Storytelling Laureate Katrice Horsley will be back at Stourbridge Library on Saturday August 18 for sessions during the annual summer reading challenge, which is designed to encourage youngsters aged four to 16 to read six books during the school holidays.

The Birmingham-based laureate, who visited the Market Street library in April, will perform four free sessions from 10.30am to 11am, 11.30am to noon, 1.30pm to 2pm and 2.30pm to 3pm.

Councillor Khurshid Ahmed, cabinet member for housing, libraries and adult learning, said: “We are delighted to welcome Katrice back to Stourbridge Library. Her performances earlier this year proved to be very popular. I am sure that she will make August 18 a lovely and fun day for all the family once again.

“Storytelling is a wonderful way for families to spend time together and discover a love of books.”

The sessions will focus on the theme of this year’s challenge which is story lab, a laboratory where children can read, share, create, transmit and broadcast stories.