Triumphant return for Brooklands College poet

Well done: Hayley Jenkins' work was published

Well done: Hayley Jenkins' work was published

First published in This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter - Richmond and Twickenham

A former Brooklands College student revisited her old campus to show off some of her poetry, which was published in an anthology.

Hayley Jenkins, from Addlestone, studied English literature and language at the college and was part of the creative writing enrichment club, which helped poetry catch her eye.

Miss Jenkins began writing poetry over the summer break and her tutor advised her to enter her work into various competitions.

She said: “I wasn’t expecting to get my work published as I’ve been told that writers can produce hundreds of pieces of work before one will be picked up.

“I was so pleased when my poem ‘the sea and the trees sing the same’ was chosen to be printed in an anthology called between the lines."

Miss Jenkins, now in her final year of a creative writing degree at Roehampton University, is also working on two novels and she describes her writing style as Salvador Dali meets Hannibal Lector with a bit of Winnie the Pooh.

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