A LOCAL poet who sought inspiration from the Bridlington landscape is celebrating the publication of her first book.
Anne Mullender, 71, of Belgrave Mansions, moved to the town from West Yorkshire 17-years-ago and much of the poetry in her first published collection, Spreading my Wings, has been inspired by her childhood memories of holidays in Bridlington and her later experiences as a resident.
She said: “I used to come here often as a child, like lots of people from West Yorkshire do, and I have always found it to be an inspirational place.
“You see a different side to it when you actually live here, I still love the town as much as I did when I was a child, but just in a different way.”
Anne has been a member of Bridlington Writers Club for around 12-years and its secretary for nine, and honed her writing skills when she attempted to write a book for her late father, Gaythorne Humphrey who died almost two-years-ago aged 101.
“I have always been interested in writing,” said Anne.
“I’ve been on lots of courses and had several poems published in the small press.
“I produced a leaflet of my poems which I sold to raise £150 for Bridlington Lifeboat, but this is the first time I have had a whole book published so it’s quite exciting.”
Spreading my Wings is available to buy in Bridlington’s Garlands and Bethany Bookshops, both on Promenade, and Anne is planning an official book launch for later this month.