Footprints book is big step for writers

Some of the members of the Easington Writers with their latest book, Footprints at the Waters Edge. Pictured l-r  Mary Bell, Agnes Frain, Terry Dobson chairman Irene Styles and Chris Robinson.
Some of the members of the Easington Writers with their latest book, Footprints at the Waters Edge. Pictured l-r Mary Bell, Agnes Frain, Terry Dobson chairman Irene Styles and Chris Robinson.
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A CREATIVE collective has followed up the success of its first book with a new anthology.

Easington Writers published Shrugging Off the Wind two years ago, giving readers an insight in to their talent when writing stories and poems.

Many were inspired by the area and its mining heritage.

Now, Footprints at the Water’s Edge features more tales and has been edited by the group’s chairman, Terry Dobson.

He, along with the seven others in the group, hope it will better the success of their debut, which sold 1,000 copies.

It was printed with the help of the National Lottery and Durham County Council, with the latest project seeing the writers take hold of the collection for themselves.

Member Mavis Farrell said: “We’re quite excited and extremely pleased we’ve done it ourselves and used our experience.”

Although a number of the texts are written in a modern fashion, some of the members haven chosen to pen their pieces using historical language and styles.

Other members of the writers’ group are Mary Bell, Rachael Dixon, Agnes Frain, Brenda Graham, Chris Robinson and Irene Styles.

Footprints at the Water’s Edge costs £7.50 and can be bought from the Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre.