Saturday, 6 March 2010

Book Launch

Terry in all his gothic glory

Chris, Susan, Joan and Avril

Mavis, Agnes and Mary

Agnes, Mary and Wendy

Some of the group enjoying a glass of champagne after the launch

The book launch was a great success. We sold over 200 books in two hours. Our readings were well received and the display boards were admired.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Shrugging off the Wind

Our book, Shrugging Off the Wind, will be launched on Saturday 6 March 2010, only two days to go. It is listed on Amazon, and at Waterstones and WH Smiths, but without any of the Easington Writers being mentioned as yet.

The 9 current members, and the authors of the book, are Mary N. Bell, Terry Dobson, Mavis Farrell, Agnes Frain, David Lee, Ann Peel, Chris Robinson, Susan Robinson and Joan Wright. The editors are Wendy Robertson and Avril Joy.

The book is a collection of short fictional stories and poems, and was funded by the Lottery with support from Durham County Council.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Printer visit, 1 February 2010

A photo of the book cover

Wendy Robertson in the centre, Ann on the left, Chris on the right,
with copies of the book cover on the table

Stack of plates for our book

Mavis being shown the book cover


Folding machine

10 colour machine

Being shown round the print works

A plate from our book Shrugging off the Wind

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Book Launch

Shrugging Off the Wind

Tall Tales from Easington Writers

edited by Wendy Robertson & Avril Joy

In this Lottery funded project, we have used our writing skills to tell stories emerging from collaboration with local groups and individuals. The people in these groups have shared stories of their lives with us which fired our imagination and inspired our fictional stories and poems.

‘Shrugging off the Wind: Tall Tales from Easington Writers’, fulfils our original vision of making our writing widely available in book form. Now people from Easington district and the wider world can read and enjoy at leisure this book that will be launched by a reading event and will, we hope, encourage others to take the plunge and be inspired to write for themselves.

The writing finally emerged from a series of challenging workshops led by author Wendy Robertson who has ensured our involvement in the whole writing and publication process. We have learned how to harness our knowledge and inspiration to write creatively, how to develop our writing skills, how to edit our own work, and to tackle poetry written in the modern style.

To Be Launched at

Easington Social Welfare Centre

2pm 6th March 2010