ADD UPDATE: 18 January 2018: We write with wonderful news of an initiative by local writers Amanda Oosthuizen and Louise Taylor who have launched a website to compile stories and poems about the countryside. What’s more, their website, Words for the Wild, will form the basis of an anthology that they will publish in support of the ADD campaign against Eastleigh Borough Council’s shocking Local Plan. To visit Words for the Wild, click here.
Amanda Oosthuizen explains:
“Words for the Wild publishes stories and poems that refer to the countryside. At the moment, work can be read on the website, with plenty more to come, and we will publish a book in the spring. People have all sorts of countryside concerns and interests, and we will publish a variety of writing – joyful, mysterious, funny and also work by writers who are as horrified by its destruction as we are.
“We are thrilled and proud that so many writers have given us their support. The profits from book sales will go to ADD, and we’ll be promoting the venture, and the ADD campaign, at literary events.”
There are already poems and stories to read on this fabulous website – do take a look. And if you have writing you would like to contribute to this exciting project, the criteria are explained on the site.
Thank you Amanda and Louise! We greatly look forward to your book launch!