Sunday, 23 September 2012

Book Launch! A Roof Over Their Heads - Stories from the Isle of Sheppey

On Friday 21st September, we officially launched our beloved project as a paperback book - A Roof Over Their Heads!

As part of the Promenade 2012 events, the Sheppey Writing Workshop were invited to give a reading in front of Mayor of Swale Pat Sandle, MP Gordon Henderson, and an audience who were offered traditional cream teas for elevenses! 

To start, Geof Reed, the man who organised the Roof Over Their Heads project, as well as Jo Eden, one of our writers, entertained us with a rousing rendition of the beautiful Summertime from Porgy and Bess. If you would like to hear Jo sing (and it's certainly worth it), she will, I'm sure, be engaged in events all over the island in the coming months. 

We have sold out of our first run of books, but don't worry, we're taking orders for more! If you would like to buy a copy, you can do so through Lulu;jsessionid=4AAFDC370536D709B4F9C28E7A520936

It will soon be available through Amazon as well. 

Alternatively, you can contact me ( to order a copy (you never know, we may even sign it for you!).

We hope to soon be stocking the book in local shops and we will be updating this page as the exciting new things happen! 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for making this project come to life. Here's to the next one!