Shrewsbury student writes, illustrates and publishes her own book about the town

A former Art student from Shrewsbury has written and illustrated a book she is launching at  a town wine bar this month.

Morgan Grice, 22, from Shrewsbury, graduated for SCG (where she attended the then sixth form college) in 2016.

She studied Art & Design, Graphics and Classical Civilisation A Levels and then returned to study an Art Foundation Course at the College. She is currently in her final year of studying illustration at Birmingham City University.

Morgan wrote and illustrated a book called ‘Stories of Shrewsbury’ which explores various historical, ghostly and modern stories surrounding the town for one of her modules.

Morgan, formerly of Belvidere School, is independently publishing the book and will be selling it via a few retailers in town, as well as at her online shop from its release date, February 24.

It is bound by hand and features interactive tracing paper overlays throughout. The book will be available to purchase from the Abbey Foregate Post Office, Glouglou and Morgan’s Etsy shop: MGriceIllustration

Morgan is hosting an exhibition and book launch at Glouglou Wine Bar and Shop on Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, from 2pm on Saturday, 22 February.

Pre-release copies of the book will be for sale, and an exhibition of Morgan’s prints and original artwork surrounding the theme of Shrewsbury, will be on display.

Morgan said: “My teachers at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, including Adam Constantine, were a major influence for my work and inspired me to pursue further education in illustration.

“I have invited them to my launch as it would be an honour if they could attend. I would also love other students and young people to come and would be happy to talk to them about my path and what I am doing.”

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