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Writer to launch new collection of poems

Posted onPosted on 10th Aug

Mansfield writer Emily Vanseizenberg is to launch her debut poetry collection — Ever Changing.

The former West Nottinghamshire College student, who is one of the contributors to new cultural initiatives in the town, said she was excited that the book will be available to buy.

“I’m still taking all of this in,” she added. “After over a year of work, and years of writing the material, I finally did it.

“Thank you so much to everyone who has helped.

“Someone very close to me recently asked what inspires me to write? My response was, everything!

“I am always inspired by everything and everyone around me.”

Emily explained that Ever Changing explores growing up in fast-paced modern society, while conjuring up relatable, evocative, and thought-provoking images for the reader.

The three chapters and 26 poems in the collection cover topics such as nature, intense emotions, deep thoughts, and first experiences, all in the eyes of an adolescent.

Ever Changing is available exclusively at Amazon — — and Emily is to launch the collection with a book-signing event at Toffee Hut in Mansfield on Saturday 27th August, from 1pm .

The artisan and bespoke handmade toffee shop, which also sells speciality tea, coffees and cakes, has become a supporter and venue for local artists, displaying their work and hosting meetings and events.

Emily thanked the shop (top) by penning a unique poem — Welcome To Toffee Hut — that now hangs inside the store.

She added: “This is such a proud and surreal moment. Having my work displayed locally is something I never thought would happen.

“Thankyou so much to Toffee Hut for the support and the home I have found at your place. It means so much.”

Toffee Hut owner Rachel Richards added: “We were absolutely thrilled to be presented with our very own poem.

“Emily, who has been a regular visitor since our opening last year, inspired us to reach out to the many local artists, writers, and poets, as we hold regular meetings, and hosted the closing act of the Nottingham Poetry Festival earlier this year.

“She performed alongside other local poets, including Mansfield’s leader in poetry Richard C Bower and Phoebe Cox, where the Toffee Hut poem was first read to a full audience.”

Emily is a member of Mansfield-based writing group Meeting of Minds — Mansfield Writers and Poets, which meets regularly at Toffee Hut.