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Writers Lab club has perfect method for book publication

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A group of creative writers is celebrating the launch of its debut book.

The Writers Lab, which meets fortnightly in Shrewsbury Library, has published “Where We Are” – a collection of poems and prose, with contributions from 19 authors.

The writers have designed, proofed, edited and created the cover art for the book, which is on sale at £10 from Shrewsbury Library and The Raven Bookshop at Shrewsbury Market Hall.

People holding up books at Writers Lab

Writers Lab members

Rob Gittins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture and digital, said:-

“This is a tremendous achievement for The Writers Lab and I am sure they are very proud of their work.

“I am delighted that they are meeting in Shrewsbury Library and are inspired by our fabulous staff and service.”

The Writers Lab is approaching its third year at Shrewsbury Library and has a rolling cast of members from all ages and backgrounds: the youngest member is 16, the oldest in their 70s.

It is co-ordinated by Shropshire Council library assistant and author Joe Shooman, is free to attend and always will be, and is an opportunity for writers to get together and discuss triumphs, disasters and everything in between.

Over the years special guests have included numerous specialists in their field including Di Spiers, Radio 4’s Books Editor, and super-agent Jo Unwin.

Some of the writers who contributed to “Where We Are” have previewed their work on Shropshire Libraries’ YouTube channel click here

To find out more about joining The Writers Lab email writerslab@shropshire.gov.uk