A total of 26 writers have had their work published in an anthology thanks to Wirral project Write Time, Write Place.

The scheme, funded by Arts Council England, saw more than 70 budding writers across the borough take part in eight weeks of workshops where they discovered the basics of a story from setting the scene, plotting and characterisation to how to build suspense.

Run in partnership with Wirral Libraries and Read Now Write Now the project saw 26 writers submit stories ranging in genre from historical fiction, horror, politics and satire.

Charles Lea, from Read Now Write Now, who delivered all the workshops, told the Globe: “We ran this amazing project in 2017 in Wirral and yet again I have been so impressed with the creativity of all who came to the workshops.

"All the new writers should be justly proud of their achievement in having their very own story published into a book.

"Many of them have already told me that they are writing new stories and I very much hope to see them in print again.

"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with everyone who attended and Wirral Libraries especially as Wirral celebrates being Borough of Culture.

"As well as holding so many quality, cultural events this year, I believe it is important to engage people with creative activities where they can create their very own work, in this instance, a story.

"Wirral did not let us down.”

A book launch was held on Saturday, June 29 at the Floral Pavilion where each of the writers were given a copy of the anthology and even read out extracts from their stories.

Strategic librarian at Wirral Libraries Kirsten Hume said: “This project is a testament to the creativity within our local communities.

"Wirral Libraries is proud to have been able to facilitate this project with the financial support of Arts Council England.

"Charles Lea has inspired and directed our creative writers from the very beginning of this extremely popular course.

"We are delighted to be able to add the anthology to our loanable book stock and appreciate the hard work and creative dedication of all who took part in Write Time Write Place.”