Creative Dundee

50 Shades of Tay

Venue: Waterstones Dundee // Date: 23 August // Time: 6pm

Dundee Writing Group, the Nethergate Writers, has published a new volume of flash fiction; 50 Shades of Tay. It comprises fifty 50-word pieces of prose and poetry that celebrate people and places along the Tay. There’s something for everyone in this pocket-sized book. From memories of the Fifie, to sledging on the Law; reflections on the river to the wonders of karaoke at Dundee’s Club Bar.

Nethergate Writers collaborated with local design studio, Pulse North, to create images to accompany some of the pieces and a striking cover design that takes its visual cues from the river.

Esther Read, founder and original mentor of the writing group, said “For nine years Nethergate Writers entertained the people of Tayside with their annual locally-themed collections of poems and short stories. Now they have taken up the challenge of proving that less really is more, capturing the history, culture and spirit of the area in just 50 words. The result is a beautifully produced little volume, perfect for carrying in your pocket or gifting to family and friends as a reminder of who we are and of the things that matter to us.”

Books priced at £5.00 can be bought online at the Nethergate Writers website. The book will be launched at Waterstones Dundee at 6pm on August 23rd and the Nethergate Writers invite readers old and new to join them in celebrating their favourite Shades of Tay.


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