Our free, ‘Winter Postcard’ will be available to collect from Wivenhoe station and other locations in December.

Our congratulations go to Candyce Lange whose poem was selected for its simplicity and substance . The judges felt it was very current and liked the fact despite being thoughtful, it remained uplifting.  There will be many people going ‘without’ or ‘making do’ this year.  Candyce has been writing for years, lives in Clacton, and likes to hang out in Wivenhoe with friends. She can often be found at Poetry Wivenhoe.

The postcard was beautifully illustrated by Charmaine McKissock, who is  a local artist and dyslexia specialist. She has a Facebook page called  ‘Wobbly Spelling’ and gives tuition with a focus on creative approaches to dyslexia support.  If you would like to see more of her work, she helps organise the Pop-up Art sales in Wivenhoe and locality.

Words Down the Line features local writing, is produced free of charge and given to commuters in Wivenhoe and beyond. The printing of Words Down the Line is currently funded by a small donation from Wivenhoe Soup and printed by The Press Gang in Brightlingsea.

The writing is edited and produced free of charge by Sue Dawes.

All the work included is also donated. We would love to be able to pay our writers and illustrators and are therefore looking for sponsorship.  This could take the form of funding the whole project or simply giving one off donations for individual editions.  We have produced ‘special’ editions in the past, and would be open to any ideas that came from supporting parties.  We believe this would be a fantastic opportunity for any individual or company wishing to engage in this lively community project. Please contact us!

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