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‘Wonderful! Fantastic atmosphere, great venue, fabulous, helpful volunteers. Thank you!’ Audience Member - Rioting on the Wall
‘Was a top night! And an amazing thought-provoking, heart-felt day! WoW indeed.’ Audience Member - The Rebel’s Ball
‘Speaker brilliant, subjects of compelling interest. Congratulations to WoW.’ Audience Member - Gentleman! George Monbiot’s Left Hook
‘Excellent and inspiring (both speakers). More of Tony Wailey please.’ Audience Member - Working Class Heroes
‘The production of this event was first class. Very nice surroundings. Relaxed and ideal.’ Audience Member - Working Class Heroes
‘Superb – Three Writers – Fabulous discussions, explanation, feedback, etc.’ Audience Member - Under Pressure
‘Robust debate. Interesting ideas. Bravo!’ Audience Member - Regeneration or Ruination
‘Excellent speakers and discussion.’ Audience Member - Big Society
‘Interesting, fun, exciting, humorous. Thanks.’ Audience Member - Saints and Sinners
‘Beautiful – Quality of the speakers was absolutely outstanding.’ Audience Member - Voice Recognition
‘Amazing, touching, moving, real, raw. Thanks!’ Audience Member - Voice Recognition
‘Brilliant and enlightening.’ Audience Member - General Strike
‘Very good. Informative. More! More!’ Audience Member - Séanna Walsh
‘I really loved the opportunity to see something like this locally.’ Audience Member - A L Kennedy
‘I loved the informality of the layout and more importantly the passion of A L Kennedy’s speech. This festival always brings Liverpool brilliant writers. I can never see enough events but this year Bonnie Greer and A L Kennedy – as different as they are – both proved that writers can be amazing speakers and can leave new audiences too stunned to say much – a rarity in this town!’ Audience Member - A L Kennedy
‘The event was fantastic. The poets complimented each other really well. It was a great mix of music, poetry, humour and food-for-thought.’ Audience Member - Benjamin Zephaniah & Friends
  ‘The WoW Festival reaches audiences that other festivals cannot reach.’ Audience Member
‘I have been to many events during the festival and each one has been wonderfully inspiring. Keep up the good work!’ Audience Member
The quotes below are anonymous and come from respondents to a survey offered to its mailing list by WoW in Jan 2012.
‘The festival is an excellent, diverse and exciting festival.’ Audience Member
‘It is one of the most important festivals offered to Merseyside people. All events are well thought out and organized to a high standard, meeting the needs of Liverpool people. This festival gives opportunities to our community which we would not have otherwise. This festival is for the people run by our people. Long may the WOW run in Liverpool, we have a festival to be proud of.’ Audience Member
Writing on the Wall‘I have to say that the staff/volunteers involved in delivering WOW do a fantastic job. I have gotten to know the same friendly faces from one event to another and think you all demonstrate your commitment and belief in the importance of delivering these events. Onwards and upwards!’ Audience Member
 ‘WOW is a highlight of the Liverpool Cultural year.’ Audience Member
‘WoW is one of the few genuinely radical literature events. It is inclusive and anti-elitist. All power to its elbows!’ Audience Member
‘Even though there is an economic crisis, it is important to hang on to festivals and projects for people need something to be involved with.’ Audience Member

Write to Work: 'Jigsaw' available to buy online

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Missed the book launch? Jigsaw is now available to buy online and paperback soon from Waterstone's and directly from our office is Toxteth Library. This is the third book published from our course, Write to Work. The course is funded by the Liverpool City Region ESF Community Grant. 

Pre-order Your Copy of Rap Vs Rhyme LIVE

Missed the finale of our project Rap Vs. Rhyme on Wednesday at Studio 2? You can pre-order your own filmed copy of the event. Featuring exciting performances from C-Two and TL himself and  new work from the young participants of the project, this DVD is an absolute steal for £2.99 (exc. postage and packaging).

Pulp Idol Firsts 2018

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Pulp Idol has had many successes, but few so quickly as the outcome of this year’s competition. Runner-up Ariel Kahn’s debut novel was snapped up almost immediately after the final held in May during WoWFest 2018 by North-east based award-winning independent publisher Bluemoose Books. So, well done to Ariel – look out for his debut novel Raising Sparks, which will be published in 2018.

Congratulations also to all our finalists whose opening chapters are published here for the first time. The quality of writing in this, the 11th year of our annual competition, is as good as any in previous years, and we wish them all the best of luck in finding publishers for their work.

Pulp Idol was born out of a desire to achieve two things: to give a platform to the literary talent across the region and find an outlet for it by building a bridge between the national publishing industry and Merseyside. We have achieved this and more, with over ten writers finding success through publication and commissions, and more and more agents and publishers looking out for the latest batch of Pulp Idol finalists and signing them up. We now also welcome the many writers taking part from across the country.

Writing on the Wall is grateful to all the writers who entered the competition. We encourage them to keep on writing and enter again in the future - Deborah Morgan found success the second time she entered with her superb debut novel Disappearing Home being published by Tindall Street.

Contact WoW

Address:  Toxteth Library, Windsor Street, Liverpool, L8 1TH
Map: Click Here for our location page

Tel:  0151 703 0020

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