book written by recovering addicts launches in Burnham-On-Sea
new book featuring short stories and poems written by recovering
sufferers of addictions has been launched in Burnham-On-Sea this
Looking In, the book was launched at the town's Princess Theatre
Thursday evening (November 14th) where several of the emotional
stories were read to the audience.
publication is raising funds and awareness for Burnham's Somewhere
House, a residential rehabilitation centre for people seeking
help with addictions.
book's editor, Lewis Coleman, who is himself a recovering alcoholic,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Lots of local people with addictions
have contributed to this book."
important for people in recovery to tell their story and express
their feelings. It helps them to move on and recover."
book features 20 pieces - a collection of poems and short stories
- that have been written by eight people recovering from addictions."
Clarke, from Somewhere House, said: "I am very proud of everyone
who has contributed to this book and thank everyone involved for
their support of Somewhere House."
£5.99, the book is on sale at The Princess Theatre and has
been published by Blue Sky Theatre and Arts, a non-profit organisation
for people in recovery from addiction.
Top, the book's editor, Lewis Coleman, left, with Somewhere House's
Angie Clarke and book designer Dylan Channon, right