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The Liverpool Virtual Book Fair

Saturday 19th July. Central Library, 4th Floor, William Brown Street, Liverpool

 
Writing on the Wall brings you Liverpool's first Virtual Book Fair as part our city's International Festival of Business. We will be introducing an exciting selection of writers and publishers who work across a range of platforms in publishing, self-publishing and digital publishing.
 
Taking place in the stunning atrium of Liverpool's Central Library, Writing on the Wall will host a day of interactive, hands-on readings, discussion and interactions with those at the top of their games in publishing.
 
With an introduction by Downtown in Business Director, Frank Mckenna, The Virtual Book Fair will explore business models of online publishing and encompass publishing powerhouses such as Anna Rafferty, whose innovation during her time as managing director of Penguin Digital showed different ways of marketing books to a fast-paced population, and Linda Bennett, director and editor of Crime at Salt Publishing, who will speak about the ways authors today can put themselves on the literary map.
 
Jim Hinks of Comma Press will be introducing his app LitNav. From your fingertips you can read and travel the world via their collection of short stories. Designed with commuters in mind, these bite-sized gems will take you on the alternative route. Liverpool to Venice to Zurich, where do you want to go next?
 
Beth Reekles wrote her first novel aged 15 which she self-published on Watt Pad, after it received 19 million views; she signed a three book deal with Random House. Liverpool's Virtual Book Fair is delighted to introduce Beth Reekles to the stage to discuss her self-published success and the impact that self-published authors are having on the way we read now.
 
Also included:
  • Twitter haiku - writing competition
  • Live station of new, interactive novels for virtual readers
  • Webinars streamed from digital publishers across the globe
  • Kids Dome - Interactive Storytelling pod
 
Come down the Writing on the Wall's Virtual Book Fair as part of the Culture programme for the International Festival of Business.

For the full programme, please click here.

Everyone who attends will be entered into a draw for special prizes - including a Kindle! 
 


All for free! 


 
 
 
 

Mental Health & Me


Literature’s love affair with the mind is an age-old tradition where creativity has always been closely entwined with mental distress, yet the subject of mental health is still widely considered a taboo subject. We hope that this competition will challenge the stigma around mental distress and promote social inclusion by giving entrants the opportunity to explore this topic using traditional and/or alternative forms of writing.

Has mental distress affected you or someone close to you? Are you particularly interested in the subject of mental health?  Are you a carer or have you worked with people suffering from mental distress and want to share your experience? If the answer’s yes, we’d love to hear from you!

Liverpool’s Mental Health Consortium in partnership with Writing on the Wall, is launching a writing competition to mark World Mental Health Day on Friday, 10th October 2014. We are inviting you to send us an original written response under the theme of ‘Mental Health and Me.’ You can send us a poem, a short story, a diary piece or a blog post, a letter, a piece of journalism or even a tweet, yes – a tweet!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE COMPETITION 

Good Luck!

Literature is no one’s private ground; literature is common ground; let us trespass freely and fearlessly and find our own way for ourselves– Virginia Woolf

For further information or if you have any queries, please contact info@writingonthewall.org.uk or ring
Writing on the Wall on 0151 703 0020.
Alternatively, you can email hello@liverpoolmentalhealth.org or ring
Liverpool Mental Health Consortium on 0151 237 2688 
 

Writing on the Wall maintains a strong partnership with Liverpool Mental Health Consortium. We have worked together to deliver a What’s Your Story? project with LMHC targeted towards service users which was led by poet and writer, Clare Shaw. Click here for more details. 

Children's Writing Competition

Writing on the Wall's Make Doves Not War! in this centenary year for the 1914 First World War, is commemorating those who died in the struggle for peace through a creative campaign based around the slogan 'Make Doves Not War'. The symbol of the Dove has been used in many countries to signify the desire for peace and an end to war & conflict.
 
The project is designed to raise knowledge and understanding of the cause and consequences of the First World War, commemorate those on all sides who died during the conflict, and promote the cause of peace and understanding of other races and cultures, and celebrate diversity among young and old. 

 

Contact WoW

Address:  The Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TH
Map: Click Here for our location page

Tel:  0151 703 0020
E-mail: info@writingonthewall.org.uk

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