Creative project completed... Bridget Auchmuty will host a book launch for her collection of poetry in Alexandra on Saturday. PHOTO: ALEXIA JOHNSTON

Alifetime of writing poetry has resulted in a book for one of Oturehua’s creative writers.

Bridget Auchmuty’s collection of works has been compiled into her first book, titled Unmooring, which is due to be launched in Alexandra this weekend.

Most of the poems were written while Auchmuty was studying for a masters degree in creative writing at Massey, from which she graduated in 2013.

She said as her parents downsized their home, the concept of ‘‘unmooring’’ became prevalent.

That same thought came to her earlier this year during the Covid-19 outbreak.

‘‘We were suddenly cast adrift by the whole pandemic, so I thought it would be relevant and bring it up-to-date,’’ she said, of the meaning behind the book’s title.

Some of her poetry also features the theme of the lockdown.

Auchmuty, who is one of several creative writers based in Oturehua, said it was great to have her work published, especially the poems she had known for ‘‘so long’’.

The 88-page book was hot off the press last week, just in time for the launch taking place at Central Stories Museum, in Alexandra, from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday.

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