Share your South

Cliffs at Beachy HeadReading the South is all about sharing creativity, so we welcome your ideas, your writing, your images and your comments on what ‘the South’ means to you.

How can you share your South?

  • You can submit your own creative writing pieces on the theme of ‘the South’ for inclusion in our online ‘Anthology’. Please read more about this on our Anthology blog post.
  • You can recommend books for inclusion in our Reading List (coming soon).
  • You can keep up to date with what is happening at Reading the South in your area and make suggestions or comments via our blog about how we might involve people in your community
  • You can make suggestions or comments via our blog about how we might involve people in your community

We very much look forward to hearing from you, the Reading the South team.

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Reading the South – a space for writers

Worthing seafront-James Holland“What is it that makes the area you live in ripe for writing about?  What is the history of the place? What are the towns and cities and surrounding landscapes like? What are the peculiarities of the people who live there?  Creating a sense of place in fiction or poetry is not just about describing your surroundings but about examining the history and quirks of a place and the people who inhabit it that make it unique.”Lizzie Enfield

 

Local author Lizzie Enfield beautifully sums up what Reading the South is all about.  She and many of the other authors involved in Reading the South in 2015-16 have given us in the Reading the South Writers’ Blog some wonderful insights into their attachment to the region and how it influences or even inspires their writing.

As Reading the South develops, we invite our writers and artists to continue using this space to share their thoughts and to inspire others to get creative!