A new anthology of writing and art by women in mid-life who live in, or are connected to Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan was officially launched on Saturday last by MEP Marian Harkin at The Model in Sligo.
Called Mid-life Slices, proceeds from its sale will go to the Sligo Cancer Support Centre.
The full colour illustrated has 87 separate submissions of poetry, prose, art and photography.
The project is the initiative of Sligo residents Ita Conroy, Maureen Howley and Mary Manandhar.
While celebrating a milestone birthday party in March 2011, they discussed friends and family who had not made it to mid-life and decided to produce a book in celebration and commemoration of those they had lost, particularly to cancer.
They felt that this would give local women in mid-life the opportunity to express themselves about issues faced in their own lives while also raising funds to support local cancer patients and their families.