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Have you ever made a joke on Twitter that accidently came out wrong and as a consequence you have been torn apart by a crazy mob? Have you ever been part of a crazy mob tearing someone apart for telling a joke on Twitter that came out wrong? Have you ever committed a workplace transgression and now you’ve got the terrible feeling that someone is onto you? Jon Ronson has. Actually Jon Ronson hasn’t. Just kidding. Jon Ronson hasn’t done anything wrong. However, he’s spent the past three years with people who have – documenting the destruction close up. And now he’s ready to tell the tale in his latest book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.
 

It’s a story about how we’ve become soldiers in a war on human nature and its flaws - and how there’s been an escalation in hostilities. Jon Ronson joins the WoW Festival to discuss his l deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and the very scary part we all play in it.
 

Jon Ronson's books include, The Psychopath Test, Them: Adventures with Extremists, Lost at Sea and The Men Who Stare At Goats and have all been international and New York Times best sellers. The Psychopath Test spent nearly two years on the UK bestseller list and ten weeks on The New York Times list. The Men Who Stare At Goats was adapted into a film starring George Clooney.

 

In the US he’s a regular contributor to the PRI show This American Life and GQ magazine and has appeared twice on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In the UK he writes regularly for The Guardian and his many documentaries include Stanley Kubrick's Boxes, The Secret Rulers of the World, and seven series of the multi award winning BBC Radio 4 programme Jon Ronson On… His first fictional screenplay - Frank - stars Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It was premiered at Sundance and SXSW to great critical acclaim and will soon be on general release.

He lives in New York and his new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, was published in March 2015.
 


1.30 - 3.30pm. Central Library. William Brown Street, L3 8EW
Advanced booking essential. TICKETS HERE: £8/£4 Philharmonic Hall, 0151 709 3789

 

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 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: 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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