Nicole J Simms/ January 25, 2017/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Wow! I’m Taking Part in a Literature Festival

On Saturday 28th January 2017 I (and the Oldbury Writing Group) will be taking part in the Wolverhampton Literature Festival.

For the festival, we will be working with Ian Henery – who is the Walsall Poet Laureate, Black Country Bugle Ambassador, and Walsall Poetry Society Ambassador – on his Scout on a Bike poetry workshop and open mic. For the workshop, we will challenge visitors to write a poem on the theme of the Wolverhampton motto: ‘Out of Darkness Cometh Light’. And the Oldbury Writing Group will be taking the challenge of reading a community poem.

As excited as all of this is, I can’t help but feel terrified at the idea of standing in front of so many people. However, this is a great opportunity for the group, especially with our World War Two anthology coming out, so I can’t allow fear to stop me from participating. I will do my best, that’s all I can do.

I have had so many new experiences since I started this writing journey, and many of the experiences have happened because I joined a writing group. When I started writing, I never thought I would be doing a book tour with my writing group, reading my work out during events, and I definitely wouldn’t have thought I would be involved in a literature festival. It’s amazing what can happen when you follow your dreams.

I’ll keep you all posted on how Saturday goes, fingers crossed it goes well.

Keep writing, folks!

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