I am delighted to share my review today for Newport Writers – An Anthology of Poetry and Prose by Karenne Griffin. This is a wonderful collection with contributions from 18 authors.
My huge thanks to Anne at Random Things Tours for the invite and for my copy of this e-book.
Welcome to our first anthology.
Since the group started, it has always been Tony’s vision to put together a collection of stories and poems penned by our members.
Please proceed with caution – these short stories and poems will introduce you to the alternative side of Newport: ghostly grandparents, a displaced porpoise, a little bit of Welshness, two philosophical security guards, a child whose food plays music, the awesome side of autism, a woman who made teddy bears in a concentration camp, and much more.
Take a whirlwind tour through bereavement, love, regret and parenthood. Laugh and defy fate as you run the gamut of life’s experiences – seen through the eyes of a bunch of writers who celebrate their individuality.
You will meet a diverse group of people who enjoy what they do and want to share it with you.
We invite you to sit back with a cuppa or maybe something stronger, relax and enjoy what promises to be a whirlwind ride…
This is a collection of short stories, flash fiction and poetry. The book is not that long but I can guarantee there is something in here for everyone.
The author’s contributions cover a vast array of subjects, some more abstract than others and some that hit home. Emotional and thought-provoking as well as some to make you chuckle or nod in agreement.
The book uses works from 18 authors and each one brings its own style. I found this as I read these pieces, some have more entries than others. There are lots of items in this anthology and while I could pick several out that really worked for me I am going to leave it up to other readers to find their own favourites.
I really enjoyed this anthology, I was planning on reading a few at a time but found myself enjoying it far too much and read it over a couple of sittings. This is a fab book and one I would happily recommend.
Purchase Link – Amazon UK
ABOUT THE WRITERS
We are a diverse group from south Wales with over 20 members, covering a broad age range and a variety of styles within the sphere of writing. We include poets, novelists, writers of flash fiction and short stories, plays and film scripts.
We published an anthology in February 2020 entitled Newport Writers – An anthology of poetry and prose. Available from Amazon in paperback and for Kindle.
We met on Zoom during the pandemic, but have now found a venue in central Newport where we can get together with plenty of space for social distancing.
We hold an Open Mic night once a month at popular Newport coffee shop Horton’s, and in the summer of 2021 we participated in several spoken word events.
Some members of our group are available to read and offer critique, and we have a proofreader among our membership.
Email us at: newportwritersgroup@ gmail.com.
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