Young Edinburgh Writers launch!

March 8, 2011

Thursday 3rd March saw the Scottish Poetry Library full of teenagers as the Young Edinburgh Writers (YEW) prepared to launch their book Muffins and Musings.

YEW is a group for teenagers across the city, offering them the opportunity to hone their writing skills whilst meeting other young folk who share their enthusiasm for what can sometimes be a very solitary pursuit, particularly in the teenage years. Muffins and Musings was funded by the Young Scot Arts Action fund and is the culmination of over a year’s work, with the group being involved at every stage from writing the content, to choosing the title, designing the cover, deciding on the order of pieces and finally performing it on the night.

Among the audience were parents, friends, writers, and representatives from the Scottish Book Trust, Creative Scotland and the Young Scot Arts Action fund. There were quite a few nerves, lots of muffins, and a whole host of excellent reading. The books will be distributed to libraries in the city. Copies are also available from Dorothy Baird [dorothybaird@tiscali.co.uk]

~ Dorothy Baird

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