Writers group to launch second anthology of work


Following the success of the first Whitby Writers Group anthology in 2010 entitled: A Song for the Bees, 12 local authors join forces to publish a second anthology of their articles, poems and short stories.

The anthology features the pick of those read aloud in the last two years at meetings of the group, which meets fortnightly at La Rosa Hotel on Whitby’s West Cliff.

During the book launch, authors will read extracts from their contributions.

Magical Whitby is celebrated in the title piece. Two gale-wrecked Victorian seafront shelters are remembered in verse, plus murder in antiquity at the Roman Signal Station, Goldsborough.

A harrassed granny is accused of being a terrorist. A Polish chef lifts a corner on Britain’s secret war while Whitby Gazette correspondent Louise Graydon admits overambitious investment in new swimwear.

This is a collection to delight everyone who enjoys good reading or yearns for creative writing.

Edited by Ian Clark, aka Clark Nida and published by Undead Tree Publications (ISBN 978-1-898728-42-9), the anthology is sold in aid of the MND (Motor-Neurone Disease) Association.

Copies will be on sale during the book launch next Friday at The Art Café, Flowergate, priced £9.95 and are on sale now at Holmans Bookshop, Skinner Street. The launch is on from 7pm to 9pm.

Authors: David Agnew, Jonathan Atkinson, Pat Atkinson, Pipyn Boult, Ian Clark, Graham Durrant, Louise Graydon, Jenny Hill, Adrienne Silcock, Mike Silkstone, Richard Wood, Daphne Wright.