POET Lauren Ambrose will launch her book at the Gympie Library on Thursday, February 25 at 10.30am.
POET Lauren Ambrose will launch her book at the Gympie Library on Thursday, February 25 at 10.30am.

Local poet's work is bittersweet

LAUREN Ambrose was born in New South Wales, but grew up in Gympie, moving here in 1989 with her mum and two older brothers when she was just five years old.

Educated at Gympie West and later at James Nash State High School, Lauren has been writing poetry since ever since she could hold a pen, although the topics have certainly changed a bit.

Writing is her biggest passion and she has wanted to turn her thousands of poems into a book, to share with the rest of the world, for longer than she can remember.

Lauren's book is now a reality – in fact it is two anthologies of poems in one volume, one section dedicated to the sweeter, warmer aspects of the world around us, and one which examines life's frustrations and disappointments.

Entitled Sweet Poems for the happy heart: Twisted Poems for bitter women, Lauren's bitter/sweet verse collection will be launched at Gympie Library on Thursday, February 25 at 10.30am.

Bookings can be made in person at Gympie Library or by calling 5481 0859, with RSVPs due on February 22.

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