A Successful Event - Take it as Read

The opening pages of a first novel, a competition-winning short story, a radio play and poems written by someone who has been bedbound for 25 years were some of the pieces of original writing included in the “Take it as Read” event held in Wymondham library last Saturday (Feb 7).

Other contributors included local poet, Tina Chamberlain, who presented one of her verses in a Norfolk accent and Ruth Blewitt, who read an extract from the collection of poems by her late husband, Andrew (Neil) Blewitt.

14 year old Catherine Jones shared a poem she had composed as part of her studies at Wymondham High Academy and the readings were interspersed with music from Wymondham Ukulele Group.

The event was a collaboration between the library and Wymondham & Attleborough Talking Newspaper (W A T N) and was held to mark National Libraries Day.

Community Librarian, Helena Last, said that they were pleased to host the event in the rotunda of the building, as it was an ideal venue for community activities of this kind.

W A T N treasurer, Jennifer Cawte, accepted a cheque for £200 from Town and District Councillor Robert Savage, from the South Norfolk Council community support fund.

For details of the service provided by the Talking Newspaper visit their website www.watn.org.uk

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