Everyone is welcome to the SOUNDTRACK TO OUR LIVES Derry Schools Anthology Book Launch in Derry Central Library on Wed 26 June at 7pm. Compiled by Brian McGilloway, supported by City of Culture 2013 and published by Guildhall Press (Derry).

SOUNDTRACK TO OUR LIVES showcases the best young writers in Derry/Londonderry today and marks a distinctive contribution to the City of Culture 2013 celebrations. Each of these stories, inspired by a song or piece of music, offers a glimpse of the talent and potential of the young people in the city and beyond. Each one offers an insight into this generation of writers, all aged between 15 -18. From personal to political, funny to fantastical, classical to rock inspired, this collection gathers together 56 brilliant stories from 56 great writers representing 12 local secondary schools in a unique collaboration, inspired by the soundtrack to their lives.

The schools involved include: Foyle College, Immaculate Conception College, Lisneal College, Lumen Christi, Oakgrove Integrated College, St Brigid’s College, St Cecilia’s College, St Columb’s College, St Joseph’s Boys’ School, St Mary’s College, St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s College Claudy and Thornhill College.

Do come along to the launch tomorrow (Wednesday) evening, 7pm!