Tuesday, 18 November 2008
BOOK LAUNCH for ‘MAKING CHANGES’
14th November 2008
Last Friday there was a very successful event at the Museum in Bangor to launch Making Changes, an anthology of stories, three of which had been contributed by members of the Cellar Writers Group.
There were about 60 people in all, and we had a great time: lots of friends, lots of new friends, wine and fantastic cakes (from the cellar!), music and a lovely atmosphere. Everyone was a writer or was interested in writing.
Gill James (who used to be a member of this group herself), was both editor and publisher of the book, and she began by describing what had led her to call for submissions for the book; she received nearly 500 from all parts of the world from which to choose 24. Her own story, ‘Mantek’s Journey’, is the final one in the book.
Debz Hobb-Wyatt was the first reader. Her story, ‘Jigsaw’ opens the book and was the inspiration for its title and the book’s cover. Debz had also negotiated with Esther at the Museum, and told half of Gwynedd about the book!
Phil Thomas (who has been responsible for all the press coverage we have had) read the first part of his story, ‘Dancing Man’.
Jean Lyon concluded the readings with the first half of her story ‘Before Twilight’. She had arranged the catering.