A KINVER author is taking his chilling ghost stories on the road for a series of spooky winter storytelling nights.

A.G. Smith has been writing the terrifying Weeping Bank tales since 2009 and his ghost story readings have become an essential date in the calendar for West Midlands audiences.

A.G. Smith is also the writer of acclaimed stage plays An Evening of Delectable Terror, The Walpurgisnacht Hauntings, Silent Nightmares and The Dead of Night which have grace theatres from Birmingham to London.

Scott Whitehouse, of Staffordshire County Council’s public library service, said: “A.G. Smith’s readings have become renowned. I have heard audience members scream out loud and seen people jump from their seats in fright. It is really exciting to get A. G. Smith back for another series of readings and we are anticipating the tickets will sell out very quickly.”

A.G. Smith will be taking his Weeping Bank ghost stories to Essex Book Festival, the UK Ghost Story Festival, Birmingham Literature Festival, Marlborough Literary Festival and Hay Literary Festival in 2024.

He is also the creator of the acclaimed Paperchains project which helped vulnerable communities during the UK lockdowns and garnered praise from Her Majesty The Queen Consort.

A.G. Smith said: “It’s always a joy to be returning to perform readings for audiences in these incredible libraries. I always say that my job is the easy part, I just turn up to read, it’s the dedicated staff in these wonderful libraries who are the unsung heroes of the evening, they work so hard and go above and beyond to make these events so memorable.”

The tour started at Wombourne Library on October 26, and will stop off at Cannock Library on November 22, Dudley Library on December 5, Perton Library on January 11 and Rugeley Library on February 1.

Tickets for the Dudley reading can be booked by calling 01384 815560. For more information about Weeping Bank follow @WeepingBank on X (Twitter).