A read to warm your winter

Todmorden Writers Group members with the new book
Todmorden Writers Group members with the new book

FED up with the weather? Feeling cold and bored with the telly? Well, grab a glass of mulled wine, turn up the fire to “toasty” and curl up with a good book – a good “local” book that is!

Todmorden Writers’ Group have celebrated the launch of their new book – Wednesday’s Writer II.

This is the second collection of writing by the local group and contains the best 18 pieces from over 150 stories, scripts and poems that the group have written this year, with subjects as diverse as well-loved pets, lost love and playground bullies.

“It was hard for us to choose the pieces that went in,” says Susan Silvester, “but I think the standard of this one is even better than last year’s.”

For many members being part of the writing group is crucial. “This year I’ve got two poems in the book,” says local teacher Cindy Shanks, “whereas last year I wouldn’t have been confident enough to put my poetry forward for selection.”

Christine Potter, already a published writer, finds the camaraderie the group offers “helps me develop as a writer. I’m really pleased with the new book – and I love the cover!”

Andy Fraser, the group’s leader says: “You can read it from start to finish, or just dip in-and-out as the mood takes you. We’re delighted with the result, so this year we’re making sure it’s available at more places.”

Copies of Wednesday’s Writer II are available from Todmorden Information Centre, Todmorden Post Office, and local book stores.