Finding Meaning in the Words: Rebecca Constable

23rd September 2016


Monday 12th September saw Creative Writing Winner and Young Creative of the Year 2016, Rebecca Constable, read her winning piece at one of Nottingham’s hidden gems; Bromley House Library.

Rebecca’s piece is based on the challenges she faced growing up because of dyslexia and includes her own, and others, experiences of dyslexia.

When Rebecca started University, she realised she was not alone, and found comfort in hearing other people’s stories. This is where her inspiration to write this work came from. She wanted to show people the impact their attitude towards dyslexia can have, and illustrate to others suffering that they are not alone.

The piece is powerful, emotive and funny; taking listeners through a mixture of emotions, all within 30 minutes.

Familiar faces at the reading included those from LeftLion, who filmed the event and the inside of the picturesque Bromley House Library. City of Literature representative, Matt Turpin, interviewed Rebecca after her reading, capturing her experience growing up and what this reading meant to her.

Rebecca blew us all away with her confidence when reading her piece. She is a truly deserving winner and we expect big things to come her way.

A big thank you to One Nottingham Board Member David Tilly, Bromley House Library, Geraldine Gray, and Natalie Beastall for organising the event.