Harpenden Writers group celebrates 20th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 12:00 12 November 2017

Harpenden mayor Cllr Rosemary Farmer cuts the cake at the 20th anniversary party of the Harpenden Writers Group.

Harpenden mayor Cllr Rosemary Farmer cuts the cake at the 20th anniversary party of the Harpenden Writers Group.

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Fifty members of the Harpenden Writers group welcomed the town mayor to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

The book at the 20th anniversary party of the Harpenden Writers Group.The book at the 20th anniversary party of the Harpenden Writers Group.

Last Friday the group launched its second anthology of poetry and prose at the Quaker Meeting House.

The event included readings by 13 of the 25 authors of the 132-page anthology, called ‘The Words’.

The event was also attended by Mayor Cllr Rosemary Farmer, who cut the cake and congratulated group chair Stephen Lloyd on what she called a “thriving group of creative poets and authors”.

The anthology is a companion piece to the group’s 2007 volume, The Works.

Over 130 copies of The Words have already been sold, and anyone interested can pick up a copy from Harpenden Books and Serena Hart for £6.50.

The anthology is also available from www.harpendenwriters.com

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