Obanites urged to write for new book
CALLING all poets and writers: an Oban literary group is creating a new book and is on the hunt for submissions from members of the public.
The Wurdplay writing group is creating a book of poems and stories, which can be submitted via email.
People can submit up to two poems of no more than 20 lines each, or a story of up to 1,200 words.
The Wurdplay writing group meets every Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm in the Hope Kitchen and everyone is welcome to attend.
Jamie Livingstone, who helps run Wurdplay, said: ‘You can write under your own name or anonymously.
‘You can write in any voice you want. It doesn’t have to be standard English. Literacy learners are also more than welcome to submit their work. ‘Go on. I dare you.’ Jamie self-published his first poetry book last year, which features original artwork by his sister, Eilidh. His book, Puddle Rainbows
Missed, is filled with poetry that Jamie has written over the years. His expressions cover issues such as mental health.
The majority of the poems in the book are accompanied by an original piece of art created by his sister Eilidh Livingstone, who is also a photographer.
People can send their pieces of writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.