Lighting up windows

PROSE: Whyalla Writers Group members Geraldine Gillen, Stephen Stanley and Allan Nield putting up poems in the front window of the Espresso Cafe.
PROSE: Whyalla Writers Group members Geraldine Gillen, Stephen Stanley and Allan Nield putting up poems in the front window of the Espresso Cafe.

The Whyalla Writers Group have been adding their own personal touch to shopfronts in the Whyalla City Plaza.

In a project dubbed Window Lit, members of the group have submitted poetry for businesses on Patterson and Forsyth Street to display in their front windows.

Each poem was put together by the writers, with some featuring illustrations by cartoon man and President Stephen Stanley.

Mr Stanley said the poems included a variety of different writing styles and themes.

"We got rid of most of them going from Sempre on one end all the way to the dry cleaners at the top of Patterson Street, so it worked out quite well," he said.

"It helps get these poems read, there's nothing worse than writing a poem and no one reading it. This could become a regular thing we do every year.

"It's a simple little project and it doesn't cost anybody anything, there's no money involved."

Mr Stanley said there was potential in the future to create poems featuring themes which tie in with the business they would be placed inside.

He said Whyalla was 'buzzing' with art and this was another project which would help brighten up the town.

"Sempre has been hosting art exhibitions and the Whyalla Art Group are doing their exhibition so it all adds to the buzz around the place," Mr Stanley said.

"I think it's a worthwhile project and if you're ever in the main street, stop and have a little read. Some are very funny and some are very thoughtful."