Arists and writers share their experiences of lockdown

The ‘We Agree On Eggs’ (WAOE) Arts Collective has launched a community anthology of works created during lockdown by writers and artists in Dumfries and Galloway.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 3:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 2:45 pm
‘Quaranthology’ is out now
‘Quaranthology’ is out now

The book contains stories, poems, drawings, photographs, paintings and crafts created since the UK lockdown began on March 23 last year.

The idea for ‘Quaranthology’ came from Phil Palios, an alumni student of University of Glasgow, and member of WAOE.

He said: “I decided that capturing whatever people were writing during this unique historical moment was important.”

Lizzie Parsons, another ‘egg’, took up the mantle of the project when Phil had to leave the area.

She organized some virtual ‘workshop’ evenings for contributors to read each other’s writing and give feedback.

Then came the task of editing and compiling it into a neat volume, funded by Loreburn Community Council and printed by Solway Print.

The virtual launch brought together the writers and artists who shared their work, and the audience found out more and celebrated the making of the book.

WAOE co-founder Emily Tough said: “Many thanks to Lizzie for bringing this all together and for being such a wonderful host for the launch.”

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Copies of the book are available for £6.60 (including P&P) by emailing [email protected] with your address.