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West Cumbrian writers launch a new book, Creative Mined

The writers at the iconic mine

[S]tudents on a Workers’ Educational Association Creative Writing course held at Florence Arts Centre from January to June have contributed some of their written pieces to a book.

Come and celebrate its launch at Florence at 7 pm on Wednesday 12th July with a glass of wine or soft drink and nibbles.

WEA Tutor Annie Wilson who edited and compiled the book said: “I am impressed with the students’ generosity in sharing their pieces during the sessions. The writing process is the important part but the book is a keepsake and I hope will inspire others to have a go. I hope to develop Creative Writing further at Florence where we have been so well supported by Craig Carruthers and staff and volunteers with a possibility of collaborating with an art group.”

If you have ever thought about having a go or you already do some writing but have held back from joining a group because of a lack of confidence in your ability, come and meet the writers and ask them about their experience. “A delightful and exhilarating course that made learning a joy,” commented Sean and Nikki felt that, “The course has provided an inspirational and stimulating environment for producing creative writing producing new ideas and perceptions.”

Watch out for creative writing news on Florence Arts Centre’s website or call for more details on 01946 824946. For new Workers’ Educational Association courses in different subjects over the summer and from September call 01900 871688.