Oban­ites urged to write for new book

The Oban Times - - News -

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 wur­d­play­writ­ing@gmail.com.

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