Madeline Heneghan has been Festival Director since 2006 and is ultimately responsible for the delivery of the annual month-long Festival and all Writing on the Wall projects. Prior to joining WoW she was the Action Plan Coordinator for The Black and Racial Minority Network and so has excellent community engagement skills. These skills have been invaluable in the development of diverse audiences and participation for WoW events and projects. As a former Equalities Consultant, Madeline gained a thorough understanding of the needs and preferences of different communities and hard to reach groups. Madeline has an MA in American Literature and History.

Mike Morris is a founder member of Writing on the Wall and has a background in community activity, in education - working as a Learning Mentor in Anfield CC School, and film-making as a writer on Dockers (Channel 4, 2000), and as co-director and producer of a ground-breaking documentary, Liverpool’s Cunard Yanks (Granada, 2008). He studied Literature & American Studies at Liverpool John Moores University and has an MA in Creative Writing. His first play, Waiting for Brando, is being staged in Liverpool in 2012. Mike initiated WoW's Pulp Idol competition and is responsible for the editing and publishing of WoW's annual Pulp Idol - Firsts (a book of the finalists’ First Chapters) both in hard copy and in Kindle, the Liverpool Young Writers project, and is leading WoW's project to establish The Writing Bloc.

Mike Morris & Madeline Heneghan


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