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Pulp Idol 2015 Firsts


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 info@writingonthewall.org.uk 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   

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Support the Casa

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.
 

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WoW nominated for Women In Business Awards

We are proud to announce that our very own Co-Director, Madeline Heneghan has been nominated in the 'Outstanding Leadership & Management' category for the 2015 Women In Business Awards.
 
Downtown Liverpool in Business are teaming up again with the Women’s Organisation to celebrate female entrepreneurs and business owners from across Merseyside to host the third annual City of Liverpool Women in Business Awards.
"I am delighted to be part of the Women In Business Awards this year. It's great to be alongside such inspiring women who make a difference in our City." - Madeline Heneghan 
 
Please take a minute to vote for Writing on the Wall and spread the word! 
 
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KATE TEMPEST COMPETITION

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!

All you need to do is go onto Writing on the Wall's Facebook Page and share our Kate Tempest poster or Retweet any of our competition tweets and you could win TWO tickets!

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In Memory of Dinesh Allirajah


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.
 
 
Co-Directors Mike Morris and Madeline Heneghan on behalf of all at Writing on the Wall.
 
Link to Dinesh’s website: www.freewebs.com/dineshallirajah
 
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Northern Writers Awards Roadshow

Thursday 8 January, 6pm-8pm. FREE. At the Bluecoat. 

With New Writing North and Writing on the Wall. 
Book here.
 

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
 

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James Rice Book Launch

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. 

Books will be available to buy on the night and James will be in conversation with WoW’s Mike Morris. 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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WoW's 12 Books of Christmas

Writing on the Wall have published an incredible 12 books over the past year full of high quality writing from our amazing projects. We are celebrating this by dedicating our 12 days of Christmas to each publication. Keep a look out and take advantage of our special seasonal discounts...
 
We will also be holding online competitions where you can win ALL 12 BOOKS FOR FREE! 
 
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Pulp Idol Book Launch

On 11th December we will be launching this year’s Pulp Idol winners book of first chapters. We will be celebrating the book launch with readings and music for all to enjoy! No tickets required, just head down and get your copy of the book. Come down to Siren Café and celebrate what must have been WoW’s busiest year yet! 



Also to come:
We've got a big announcement about a previous Pulp Idol finalist coming soon.... 
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12 Days of Christmas: Christmas Variety Show

A Christmas variety show in aid of the Stroke Association Merseyside life after stroke group. Comedy, music and drama sketches performed by stroke survivors and stroke association staff and volunteers. Come and join us for some Christmas fun and laughter!

Tickets: £5
Wednesday 10th December, 7.30pm 
Old Roan Baptist Church, L10 2JD
Refreshments available 
 
Tickets available from Kate or Jo on 0151 529 3828/3125.
 
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Make Doves Not War Celebration Event

We had an amazing day down at the Central Library. We heard some fantastic winning entries from our young writers and we got a special guest appearance from Peter Hooton who came and sang #AllTogetherNow with the group supporting The Peace Collective
 
Thank you to all the schools for getting involved with Make Doves Not War and all the kids who were writing and drawing. Congratulations to all the finalists and winning writers. A massive thanks to Peter, Jonathan Mayhew, Seán Street and Gary Millar for making today so special and of course our Coordinator, Chanel Scott Jeffers for organising it. We couldn't do it without all of you. 
 
 

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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