Last night saw the second launch evening for Lockerbie Writers’ Anthology: Stories and Poems from Annandale and Eskdale. The event took place at the beautiful Ewart Library, Dumfries, and – after last week’s fantastic turnout at Lockerbie Library – we were delighted to have another great audience, including strong support from the friends and families of Lockerbie Writers.
The night was once again hosted by editor Kerrie McKinnel, and Lockerbie Library’s Customer Service Assistant Marian Dawber, and took place in conjunction with the library’s World Book Night celebrations; the audience received complimentary books as part of this event, as well as having the opportunity to purchase our book at the special launch evening price of £5.99.
Readings were provided by Lockerbie Writers’ members Paula, Chris and Richard, giving the audience a feel for the mixture of genres and styles within the book.
The evening was concluded by the book’s co-editor, Godfrey Newham, who discussed the challenges and rewards of editing an anthology. His comparison between an editor and a dentist got the audience laughing, but there was a serious message too about how much he had enjoyed reading all of the different writing styles, and how much he would recommend the anthology as a good read.
Once again, we had a fantastic night. It was lovely to get the chance to chat to the audience afterwards, some of whom were enthusiastic writers themselves, and all of whom seemed genuinely impressed with the look and content of the anthology. Thank you again to everybody who attended, and who helped in the planning and running of the evening.
And a final reminder – Lockerbie Writers’ is a non-profit group, and all monies raised from the sale of this book will go towards future publications and events for group. Your money could help to fund us to get an author or publisher in to speak to the group, or perhaps to run a writing event for the local community – who knows! Anything is possible, and we’d welcome your feedback if you have any ideas!
Do you have your copy yet??? Sadly, we don’t have any more events planned just yet – but you can buy your copy of Lockerbie Writers’ Anthology right now from Amazon and other retailers! Click here for details!