My Happy Place


A very warm welcome to the annual NWS Spring Collection, where we celebrate the power of creativity and expression.

Building upon the success of our previous themes, “the World Outside” and “Freedom,” we explored the theme of ‘My Happy Place’ this year. The theme was intentionally left open to interpretation, allowing contributors to explore their own personal sources of joy. The results have been nothing short of extraordinary, with an outpouring of creativity and unique perspectives that have truly amazed us.

This anthology aims to inspire mindful reflection on the diverse aspects that bring happiness into our lives. From heartfelt poems and introspective journal entries to captivating short stories and even a thought-provoking monologue, the submissions showcase a mix of different writing styles that will leave you enthralled.

Throughout the entire process, this project has been a collaborative endeavour. It has been published amidst numerous changes to the studio, and I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone involved. Your support and valuable contributions have been instrumental in making this collection a reality.

Now, it is with great pleasure that we present to you over 40 remarkably creative contributions. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of captivating literature and inspiring art as you explore the pages that lie ahead.

Sit back, relax, and savour the wonderful creations that await you. Please enjoy all you are about to read.

Alan Walker

Chair of Nottingham Writers’ Studio

If you would like to purchase a copy of My Happy Place, we will be selling them at our Book Sale!