Carole Paterson poem 'Family Matters'
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Acclaim for vulnerable 'Lessons'

13 November 2012 Last updated at 11:17 GMT

A collection of stories and poems written by a group of vulnerable people in the South West, including those with alcohol and drug problems, has been published.

The aim of the writing workshop, set up by Exeter University, is to help people reconnect with their lives by expressing their thoughts on paper.

The book, called "Lessons", was launched by poet and broadcaster Matt Harvey.