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 an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://mailchi.mp/17e6ca162ff3/leilanie-stewart-author

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