An aside from all the gardening items on this site – I attend Failsworth Writers’ Group and have recently send out this press release.
‘A way with words’ is a collection of poetry and short stories by the Failsworth Writers’ Group. It’s been published to celebrate the work of the group with the theme the Rochdale Canal.
The ebook includes adapted work from a project they took part in to create a promenade play ‘A way with words’ with Cathy Crabbe that was performed as part of the Rochdale Canal Festival. Additional works inspired by the canal have been added to the book to include a collection of poetry and prose by local writers.
The writing group meets every third Monday of the month at Failsworth library. New members are welcome to attend the sessions where writing projects are set and work read out and discussed. The writers regular enter competitions and have won prizes and been published in many collections.
Heather Ferrier, a local author with two books published, said, “It’s a great reflection of our work with some adaptations from the play as well as new poetry. We overlook the canal from the library so it was only natural to include the Rochdale Canal in the work we do.”
Sheila Stretton who also attends the group says “I look forward to our meetings at Failsworth library. Everyone in the group is so friendly. Some very interesting work has been achieved by the writers. I really enjoyed the project, A Way with Words:Cathy Crabb was great, she encouraged us all so much and the actors who played all the parts in our project were brilliant – truly professional.”