Wrexham Write Now!
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An Anthology of Stories and Poems Inspired by Wrexham More
In April 2015, Wrexham hosted its first Carnival of Words – a literary festival with a difference, community-based and aimed especially at encouraging reading and writing across our local districts. It was a huge success.
A full week of stunning events, organised by Wrexham’s Library Services, Waterstones, Glyndŵr University and a host of volunteers. But among those events, on World Book Night, Wrexham Library hosted a session for any local writers who might be interested in getting together to form a Wrexham Writers' Group. An astonishing thirty-four writers turned out, formed a Facebook group, organised a series of Open Day workshop events and, one year later, it's grown to a group almost ninety strong.
So, when BBC Cymru Wales, the Arts Council of Wales, and What Next? banded together to celebrate creativity in Wales and encourage local groups to take part in their “Get Creative” initiative, the Writers' Group was keen to make its own contribution.
The task? To write short stories and poems, all Wrexham-related, to edit them, to publish them online in an anthology and to market them – all in one weekend, 1st – 3rd April 2016. The following stories and poems are the result – and we hope you enjoy them!