A 92 year old woman who is a student at Coleg Menai has published her latest novel.

This amazing feat comes as part of a project in which Coleg Menai learners had their creative writing published in a new booklet.

The booklet features the work of 50 students on Lifelong Learning courses from a variety of fields including Creative Writing, Literacy and Introduction to Being a Teaching Assistant.

It officially made its appearance at the library of the Bangor campus, where students had the opportunity to read out their poems, children’s stories, flash fiction, memoir and more to an interested audience.

One student, Michelle Payne, said: "I really enjoy the class because it gives me something to look forward to each week and gives me something to focus on when writing.

"It's so easy to fall into writer's block otherwise.

"The class has really helped to improve my writing skills, as well as other skills I could use in life and work, and having people like my writing has really boosted my confidence in my abilities." 

Mair Wynn Hughes has released her new novel   (Image: Coleg Menai)

Mair Wynn Hughes, the 92-year-old novellist and student, also expressed her positive feelings towards the course.

Ms Hughes has written 114 books for children, young people and adults and it was revealed that she was inspired to write her first new book since 2008 after joining the Llangefni creative writing class roughly five years ago.

Ms Hughes said: "It’s a very worthwhile, creative course - educational and informative, but above all enjoyable, with Eabhan at the helm."

The new work of these talented Lifelong Learning students is available for public reading in campuses including Holyhead, Bangor and Caernarfon.

Eabhan Ní Shuileabháin, the creative writing tutor, expressed her admiration for her students in her introduction to the booklet.

She said: "This booklet collects together one or two pieces of work from each of our creative writing/literacy students across the Coleg Menai campuses this year."

The 'Potensial' provision, the new name for Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s lifelong learning provision, continues to offer a range of courses for those interested in furthering their studies, education and learning journey.

Ms Shuileabháin also added: "It is an absolute pleasure and an honour to be a part of their learning journeys.

"I am constantly entertained every week when my students read aloud their work, which are consistently wonderful, reflective, sometimes humorous and always imaginative pieces."