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What We Do

Linton Kwesi Johnson at WoW 2007Writing on the Wall is a dynamic, Liverpool-based community organisation that coordinates projects and events that celebrate writing in all its forms. We work with a broad and inclusive definition of writing that embraces literature, creative writing, journalism and non-fiction, poetry, songwriting, and storytelling. Writing on the Wall works with local, national and international writers whose work provokes controversy and debate. We work with all of Liverpool’s communities to promote and celebrate individual and collective creativity.
 
Writing on the Wall hosts a month long annual writing festival each May. Since its inception WoW has delivered 11 festivals bringing high profile guests to the city to participate in unique and provocative events.

The annual festival is the culmination of year round writing and spoken word projects involving people of all ages from diverse communities across the region. Current projects include:
 
·         Rebel Rants
·         Book Clubs
·         Ink in the Sink
·         Liverpool Young Writers
·         What’s your story
 
Sea Odyssey Workshops at Steve Biko HousingWriting on the Wall is an award winning organisation. In 2010 WoW won the James Klass Arts and Culture Award as part of Merseyside Black Achievers Award Scheme and our Young writers were nominated for a BeMOBO at the national Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO) Ceremony.  WoW has won two prestigious awards for its work in developing short films with young people. This includes an award for ESCALATING, written by pupils from Croxteth Comprehensive School, described as the 'best script developed by young people' at the Chicago Children's International Film Festival,  and an award for  'Best Comedy' for Report by pupils from Weatherhead School at the First Light Awards.
 
Writing on the Wall is a not-for-profit, social economy organisation (company limited by guarantee with charitable status) established in 2002. We are part of Arts Council England’s national portfolio of 696 organisations.

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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