Writers make Local Voices event a ‘landmark day’

13:17 28 September 2012

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The first Local Voices day has been hailed a success and could become an annual event.

Writers had the chance to present their work to appreciative audiences in what was dubbed a ‘landmark day’ for local literature.

East Devon writing groups were invited to read their poetry and prose in the the Church on the Green in the event organised by Budleigh Literary Festival, and sponsored by the Otter Valley Association (OVA).

The morning session was led by Sophie King, from Sidmouth, who held a workshop on how to write your life story.

Iris Jones Simantel talked about her best seller Far From the East End, and this was followed by readings from the Exmouth Writers, the Salem Players, the East Devon Writers and the Budleigh Circle.

Jed Falby from the OVA and Tony Beard, the Wag from Widecombe, a regular on BBC Radio Devon, hosted the evening event at the Temple Church.

Wendy Spicer said: “Members of the audience were offered their five minutes of fame to step up to the mic and read whatever they liked.

“There were lively renditions, poems, short stories and monologues, which brought an enthusiastic response from the audience.

“The afternoon highlighted the immense wealth of talent within the community with a diverse spread of genres.

“It was a worthwhile day and one which, it is hoped, will be repeated on an annual basis.”

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