Published: 20 November 2015 at 13:04
Students write, design and edit first anthology of the very best poetry and fiction
A book showcasing the most exciting writing talent at Anglia Ruskin University will be officially launched on Wednesday, 25 November.
Called Mint, the project has been led by six students from the MA in Creative Writing and features the work of students from across Anglia Ruskin, as well as recent alumni.
The students evaluated nearly 100 submissions, including flash fiction, poems and short stories, before editing the final edition down to 23 pieces.
The collection includes pieces from two recent graduates who have already received national acclaim. Kaddy Benyon has been published by Salt and is the poet in residence at the Scott Polar Research Institute, while Natalya
Anderson won the prestigious Bridport poetry prize last year.
Penny Hancock, Royal Literary Fellow at Anglia Ruskin, acclaimed thriller writer and former Anglia Ruskin student, was involved in selecting the shortlist and also provided the foreword.
In her foreword, Hancock writes:
Student Prem Chaphekar, one of the editors of Mint, said:
Laura Dietz, Course Leader for the MA in Creative Writing, said:
Mint (£6.99) is available to buy from Heffers, Waterstones and John Smith’s bookshops in Cambridge, and will be available as an e-book soon.