Thursday, January 08, 2015
I was delighted today when a copy of The Sun Breaks Through arrived on my door mat. This is the long awaited anthology of writing from the Write On Course (based at the Ripple Project in Lochend). I currently teach the Write On Course and was delighted to edit this anthology that contains wonderful poetry and short stories from class members.
A Bit of a Breeze by Dot Stuart follows an autumn leaf as it floats above Edinburgh to finally land in the Lochend Community Garden.
In The Most Amazing Thing Happened Kathleen Byron shows us how the tar sands of Canada affect the surrounding communities
We meet an unusual and melancholy character in Louise Bankhead's The Wooden Peg
St Jane is a poem from Elaine Pomeransky about a Scottish nurse who died in Auschwitz
Margaret Bruce tells us the story of a missing person in I Was Alarmed
[at falling tide on islay] is an atmospheric poem from Louise Bankhead
Everything is not quite as it seems in Kathleen Byron's Where Did You Hide the Body?
The Trams are just the starting point for Dot Stuart's story of reminiscences
and finally Lindsay Oliver shares a story I Love Leith.
The anthology is available from the Ripple Project and costs £3 if you buy it in person or £4 (including postage and packing) if you order it by post from an address within the UK. For overseas orders, please contact the Ripple Project for information on postage rates. The Ripple Project contact details are on their website.
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