The young writers in my Writers’ Group workshop (that I run at school) have had great success with their creative writing this year. In February, they produced a collection of all the short stories and poetry they’ve written since the workshop opened in October 2011. They managed to sell 53 copies of their anthology, Kaleidoscope, to teachers, students, family and friends in the local community, making £159 between them. Of course, as young entrepreneurs, they were then able to keep the profits from all their hard work. I love the diversity of themes in their collection; a lot of depth, especially for people so young (they’re all between 12-18)! The anthology was printed by Think Ink, and looks great – A5 sized with a gloss finish. Good value for money at £3.00 a copy!

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019 and her second novel, The Buddha's Bone is forthcoming in October 2021. Leilanie has also published three poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (Cyberwit, 2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015) and two self-published pamphlets: Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of educational books. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

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