On 10th October we celebrated World Mental Health Day with the Mental Health and Me Awards and it was a fantastic event.
Congratulations to everyone who was featured in the book and won prizes! A special congratulations to our overall winner, Marian Carey from the Places category.
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered Mental Health and Me. For everyone who entered, we have a completion certificate available for you to collect from our office at Writing on the Wall, The Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Road, Toxteth, L8 1TH.
If you are a winner and were unable to attend you can come and collect your certificate and a free copy of the book. If anyone would like to purchase a copy or additional copies of the book you can from our office.
1st Place - Elena Fernandez-Moreno 'Exam Preparation'
2nd Place - Lorraine Wood 'Mum's Faces'
3rd Place - Janice Gaule 'Faces of Ward 2Y'
Caroline Willcocks 'The Face of OCD',
Fatoumata Diane 'I am'
Eleanor Taylor 'My Father's Face'
Yosef Gerezigher 'I am unlucky to live without you my love'
1st Place - Marian Carey 'The Thousand Natural Shocks'
2nd Place - Lowri Llewelyn 'Girl, Interrupted'
3rd Place - Terry Carney 'Trials and Tribulations of an Ex-Forces Mind'
Ged Smith 'Generations at the Cinema'
Gavin Knox 'For the Well-being of the economy'
Amanda Burton - 'For Simon's Sake'
1st Place - Joe Lavelle 'Bleach'
2nd Place - Nathan Evans 'Controlling the Weather'
3rd Place - Ali Harwood 'Batten down the hatches'
Brian Wharton 'Full Up'
Josephine Wood 'The Storage Space'
Ann Evans 'Relative Space'
David Horn 'A Day Without Light'
Photo credit: Jazamin Sinclair
Further details: 0151 709 9820
DEADLINE: 7th SEPTEMBER!
Writing on the Wall and the Liverpool Mental Health Consortium are proud to announce that the Coral's Bill Ryder-Jones will appear at the Mental Health and Me Celebration event to announce the overall winner of the competition, present the prizes and talk to us about his own personal struggles with his mental health.
Bill believes that being upfront about his mental health has been a positive thing and that there’s a catharsis in creativity. Bill has talked and written about his depression and agoraphobia frankly and has come to the realisation, as he sings in ‘Two To Birkenhead’, that “you only hate the things you think you are.”
To celebrate Bill Ryder-Jones appearance at the Mental Health and Me Celebration, we are extending the deadline of the competition to the 7th September. This is your opportunity to become a published writer and have your voice heard. Remember there are three categories to enter - 'Faces', 'Places' and 'Spaces.' Why not write a letter to a loved one who has been your rock? Or send us a blog entry on your favourite place and why it makes you happy to go there? Or you could send us a poem on your a space that makes you stressed. It's entirely up to you!
PULP IDOL 10th ANNIVERSARY COMPETITION
WoW’s acclaimed Pulp Idol novel writing competition returns for its 10th anniversary. Are you an aspiring novelist wanting the chance to have your work published? Then this competition is for you. Focussing on new and unheard voices, with huge success from previous finalists, this is an opportunity for new writers to have their novel's showcased to the public, including the possibility of exposure to new audiences and communication with publishers and agents. Past publishing successes include James Rice (Alice and the Fly), Deborah Morgan (Disappearing Home) & Clare Coombes (Definitions).
To celebrate 10 years we are again having a national entry and opening up for the first time to an International online entry! You will have a chance to enter online in our national and international categories via our YouTube channel. Pulp Idol winner will have their work read by an agent/publisher. All finalists will have their first chapter published in our book of ‘Firsts’, available as an eBook available on all major online outlets. A copy will be sent out to agents and publishers across the country. The guest judge for this year’s competition is author Tony Schumacher (The Darkest Hour, The British Lion).
TO ENTER PULP IDOL 2016: CLICK HERE For details on competition rules please download them here.
For YouTube entries (National or International) click here - For more details on competition rules for National and International entries please download them here.
Deadline For Entry: Midnight Sunday 10 April 2016
Heats: Week commencing 23 April 2016
Final: Friday 27 May 2016, 7.00pm. Venue TBC
In time for WoW’s sci-fi themed 2016 Festival, astronomers have discovered a mysterious new world on the outer edges of our solar system. Ten times bigger than Earth, it’s been called The Ninth Planet, which funnily enough, is the Theme for our 2016 Flash Fiction Competition...
PREPARING FOR PULP IDOL: Saturday 2nd April
11am - 1pm at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre
As part of the BBC's 'Get Creative Day' we're offering you the chance to join author John Donoghue (Death's Head Chess Club) for a creative session designed to help you develop your writing, your novel, and get you and your first chapter in tip-top shape for our Pulp Idol Novel Writing Competition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP: 5th April
7pm at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre
WoW are providing a free workshop to help you sharpen your skills for writing Flash Fiction with tutor, Coin Watts. For more information and to book a place, please email email@example.com
Word-Up is a creative writing and Spoken Word group for young performers and poets around the North-West. Over the past 12 months the young writers have created and performed spokenword poetry with guidance from renowned artist and performer Nikki Blaze. Nikki has worked with the Liverpool 8 based group and enhanced the participants confidence, abilities and performance skills. We're delighted to announce that their work is now available to listen to on soundclound.
If you're interested in getting involved with Word Up next year, you can contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, call 0151 703 0020 for more details. Spread the word!