Pulp Idol Firsts 2015 is now available to buy on Amazon Kindle, or you can get your hard copy directly from Writing on the Wall. Just call 0151 703 0020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and order yours.
'We saw an incredible variety of submissions in the 2014 Pulp Idol competition, from work exploring our closest relationships to books that were all about action, and from the gritty realism of police procedural to the fantasy of a world unlike our own. The standard was impressive, and it’s clear that new writing is alive and well in Liverpool.' Alex Christofi
The Dockers Dispute of 1995 – 1997, was a monumental battle by a small group of sacked Dockers to fight for their jobs, and their rights after being locked out and sacked by management. In lasting for two and half years it was also one of the UK’s longest running disputes. The sacked Dockers were small in number, but due to their commitment, and their inventive and often inspirational tactics, they punched far above their weight, industrially, politically and culturally. Ultimately they lost the dispute, but their fight has had a much longer social and cultural impact than could have been expected.
I was a supporter of their fight for justice and the return of their jobs. I was on the picket line almost daily, and took part in organising many, many demonstrations, activities and events to support them. I had just returned to University when the dispute broke out, and often found myself dashing away from mass meetings to get to lectures, or spending time I should maybe have been studying to organise support.
Writing on the Wall are delighted to launch a very exciting competition for you to win a pair of tickets to see poet, spoken word artist and playwright, Kate Tempest LIVE in Liverpool on the 18th February at The Kazimier!
We were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of poet, writer and teacher, Dinesh Allirajah. We had the pleasure of working with Dinesh in 2007 when he did a superb job coordinating our first Liverpool Young Writers Project. He also appeared, reading his own poetry, at our festival on a number of occasions. Dinesh was a very talented writer, an excellent performer and a wonderful person, who made a major contribution to arts and culture across the North-West. He was respected and admired by our festival audiences, our young writers and all at Writing on the Wall. He will be missed by many people. We extend our thoughts and sympathies to his family and friends at this difficult time, and wish them all the best for the future.
Thursday 8 January, 6pm-8pm. FREE. At the Bluecoat.
With New Writing North and Writing on the Wall.
Speakers: New Writing North acting chief executive Anna Disley, Di Burrows (Lime Pictures, producer, Hollyoaks), literary agent Oli Munson (AM Heath), and former Northern Writers’ Awards winners Mari Hannah and Zaffar Kunial.
You may have written a script, novel, or collection of poems, or have a story idea that you just don't know what to do with – this is the event for you.
The Northern Writers’ Awards are open to both new and experienced writers, and this year includes a special new award – the Channel 4/Northumbria University Award – for people interested in writing for television.
You will hear from and meet script editors and TV producers who are interested in diverse new stories from the North of England, previous winners of the Northern Writers’ Awards who’ve gone on to great success, and the team at New Writing North who manage the awards.
Places are limited and are first come, first served. Although this event is free, booking is mandatory
Alice and the Fly
Hodder & Stoughton and Writing on the Wall invite you to the launch of one of the most hotly anticipated debuts of 2015 – by 2015 Pulp Idol Finalist, James Rice. Thursday 15th January, 7.30pm in Leaf Tea Shop, 65-67 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ.
Also to come:
We've got a big announcement about a previous Pulp Idol finalist coming soon....
Wednesday 10th December, 7.30pm
Old Roan Baptist Church, L10 2JD