The young writers in my Writers’ Group workshop (that I run at school) have had great success with their creative writing this year. In February, they produced a collection of all the short stories and poetry they’ve written since the workshop opened in October 2011. They managed to sell 53 copies of their anthology, Kaleidoscope, to teachers, students, family and friends in the local community, making £159 between them. Of course, as young entrepreneurs, they were then able to keep the profits from all their hard work. I love the diversity of themes in their collection; a lot of depth, especially for people so young (they’re all between 12-18)! The anthology was printed by Think Ink, and looks great – A5 sized with a gloss finish. Good value for money at £3.00 a copy!


About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a writer, poet and literary blogger. Her debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist, was launched in 2015 with Eyewear Publishing and her second collection, Chemotherapy for the Soul, was published by Fowlpox Press in 2017. She is a prize nominated poet, having been longlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2014, and her poetry and fiction was selected for the 'Best of the Web' Storm Cycle Anthology 2014, published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

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