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Tuesday 19th May


 

Los Angeles Riots 1992: America's second largest city burns after six days of looting, arson, assault and murder. All Involved, Ryan Gattis’s stunning debut novel, weaves a heart-stopping narrative as day-by-riotous-day we follow the intersecting lives of seventeen people, whose stories of the riots were never told.


In six sections, each covering a single day, we follow the intersecting lives of seventeen people: gang members, firefighters, nurses, law enforcement officers and graffiti artists, every one changed for ever.


Though the events of All Involved are fictional, every word is infused with authenticity and intimacy. A propulsive and ambitious novel as electrifying as The Wire, from a writer hailed as the West Coast’s Richard Price—a brutal and mesmerizing epic of crime and opportunity, race, revenge, and loyalty.


Ryan Gattis is a novelist, lecturer at Chapman University, and Creative Director for urban art crew UGLAR. He earned an MA in Creative Writing Prose from UEA and currently lives in Los Angeles.


You can find Ryan on twitter @ryan_gattis or join the conversation #AllInvolved.


Recommended read for 2015 by Stylist and GQ

 

"ALL INVOLVED is a symphonic, pitch-perfect, superlative novel. It is visceral and adrenalin-fuelled, yet tender and even darkly comic. It is audacious, unflinching and subversive. It doesn't judge. It swallowed me whole." - DAVID MITCHELL, author of Cloud Atlas


ALL INVOLVED is a monumental achievement. Ryan Gattis takes the reader into the broken, outraged heart of Los Angeles during the `92 riots and doesn’t blink once at what he finds there.” - DENNIS LEHANE


“Corrosive, timely, vividly realized scenes of urban warfare and thwarted dreams by a writer

who clearly knows his subject” - JOYCE CAROL OATES


6.30pm. Waterstones Liverpool One, 12 College Lane, L1 3DL
Tickets: £3/£2 (Loyalty Card Holders). Available in Store.

Wednesday 31st January: Rap Vs Rhyme Showcase


Date: Wednesday 31st January 
Time: 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6.45 pm) 
Venue: Studio 2 Parr Street, L1 4JN
Free Entry 

Featuring international recording artists TL & emerging rap talent C-Two and Miss Deep, witness the climax of WoW's Rap Vs Rhyme project with the debut of Liverpool's newest spoken word and rap talent.  

Wednesday 24th January: Tony Schumacher in conversation with Mike Morris



Register your place here
Date: Wednesday 24th January 
Time: 1.30pm - 3pm
Venue: Central Library, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EW

Our first Enterprise Hub event for 2018 is on Wednesday 24th, 1.30pm, at Central Library, and features acclaimed novelist Tony Schumacher in-conversation with WoW Co-Director Mike Morris, about his latest novel, An Army of One, which concludes his enthralling John Rossett trilogy. Tony has been a policeman, stand-up comedian, bouncer, jeweller, taxi driver, perfume salesman, actor, and garbage collector, among others, and he will be talking to Mike about how he survived while writing his first novel – the perfect guest for Enterprise Hub! There’ll be time to talk to Tony about his life and work, and staff on hand to give advice about being referred to Enterprise Hub Business Advisors.

The event is free but please register a place here
 
 
 
 

Wednesday 24th January: Jigsaw Book Launch


Date: Wednesday 24th January 2018 
Time: 7pm
Venue: Studio 2 (Parr Street Studios 33-45 Parr Street, Liverpool L1 4JN)


Jigsaw is a captivating collection of diverse stories, poems, reviews, articles and observations. Each piece in this anthology, from the humorous to the heartbreaking, highlights the quality writing produced by the participants and the diversity of skills learnt on the Write to Work course. Please join us in celebrating the launch of this third book, with readings from the writers and the opportunity to meet them all.

This will be an exciting opportunity to exclusively listen to new local Liverpool talent. The success of the Write to Work programme has been far reaching with writers having gone on to have articles published in The Guardian, become freelance copywriters and proofreaders, as well as obtaining full time jobs within the arts sector.   

Write to Work
is a twelve-week programme, helping unemployed learners explore a diverse range of writing skills, from blogging to review writing to copy writing, serving as a route to employment, further education or vocational training. 

Contact WoW

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

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

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