A POP-UP bookshop has launched where established writers can help those trying to break into the industry.

The Book Makers is a book shop and community centre run by authors that focuses on encouraging new and young voices.

It will remain in Cranbourne Street, Brighton, until December and will be open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

The shop is a joint venture between Brighton-based crime writer William Shaw and the arts charity Creative Future.

William said: "Bookshops have always been about more than just selling books and it's great to see this space bringing a community of writers and readers together in a new way. People’s enthusiasm for this project has been phenomenal."

Fifteen professional writers will be taking part in the mentoring scheme including Elly Griffiths, Dorothy Koomson and Vaseem Khan.

From September The Book Makers will begin hosting a series of events and workshops programmed by Creative Future, William Shaw, New Writing South and Writers Mosaic.

This includes poetry and nature writing workshops, as well as writing sessions and discussion groups.

A full programme is available online at www.creativefuture.org.uk/the-book-makers/.

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