Perhaps you've been attending shared reading groups, discovering great works of literature and discussing how you might get started on some fiction of your own. Maybe you've seen our creative writing tab and wondered how to go about putting pen to paper. Or maybe you've been reading our curated reading list and have found a writer whose style you really admire?
For this year’s Region of Readers we have championed writing talent exclusively from the South West. Whether its literary heroes of the past or present, we wanted to offer you a diverse range of literature covering everything from novels, short stories and poems to spoken word and graphic novels. We wanted to show you that there is more than one way to read and write creatively and that our region is rife with talent in a range of art forms.
Also incorporated in the list is a range of subjects and approaches from nostalgic remembrances of much loved writers and memories of rural childhood, to mental health, the process of ageing and the notion of friendship, to a look at issues affecting modern society. There are a plethora of voices contained on this list who all have something striking to say about the subjects they are passionate about and we find that hugely inspirational.
Something that fascinates us is the process of getting the words on paper or out into the world and, if this is a subject that interests you too, take a look at yet another curated collection, chosen with budding creative writers such as yourselves in mind. Here are some of the inteviews and inspirational motivational talks we found given by some of our featured writers. Pull up a chair and have a listen, oh and grab a pen and paper, we have a feeling you might be wanting to write afterwards. We know we certainly are!