Everyone is welcome to help us celebrate the launch of Volume 2 of this wonderful initiative that celebrates the Island's literary talent.

The Figlet Literary Magazine is a new publication founded by Jean G-Owen. Published twice a year, in January and June, this magazine showcases a wide variety of writings such as poems, short stories, interviews, articles, and sketches. It also features contributions that align with the theme of each issue. The magazine is focused on supporting writers living on the Isle of Wight. You can purchase Issue One directly from the publication’s website or Medina Bookshop in Cowes, Babushka Bookshop in Shanklin, and The Cabin Newsagents in Freshwater.

The Naked Figleaf Collective is a community-focused venture founded by Jean G-Owen. Naked Figleaf gives a fig about performing arts, small press publishing, and promoting creative opportunities and events for artists, writers and performers on the Isle of Wight.

The Figlet Issue Two Summer Season 2024 contains work from forty-five IOW writers and illustrators, including twenty submissions on the featured theme “Footprints”.

The magazine launches at Medina Bookshop, Cowes, on Saturday, June 29, from 7 to 9 p.m., in conjunction with the IOW Biosphere Festival.

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