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Creative Writers Reflect on Lockdown Life

Creative writing students at Coleg Menai have collaboratively released a book reflecting on their experiences of the COVID-19 related lockdowns.

The book, aptly named ‘Writings in Lockdown,’ is composed of pieces written by 25 part-time Creative Writing students during one of the periods of lockdown and heavy restrictions, between March 2020 and December 2020.

The pieces of writing give a window into the authors’ worlds during this unforgettable and seemingly unending period of our history, speaking to the resilience and strength of the human spirit and how it survives even in the face of constant low-lying levels of threat and danger.

Eabhan Ní Shuileabháin, Creative Writing tutor at Coleg Menai, said, “It has been my privilege and pleasure to collate these writings into this booklet and to act as the prompter and first reader for them. They certainly made my journey through lockdown a much more interesting and pleasant one! Enjoy reading them now, as a reminder and, maybe, as a prompt to make sure we don't have to go back into lockdown again.”

You can read the book here.

To find out more about the part-time Creative Writing courses on offer at Coleg Menai, please click here.