Liverpool’s Mental Health Consortium & Writing on the Wall are delighted to announce that the ‘Mental Health & Me’ writing competition is back for its second year! As part of Liverpool’s World Mental Health Day celebrations on Saturday 10th October 2015, we are inviting you to send us an original response to the expression ‘Mental Health & Me.’ Last year’s competition was one of the highlights of the World Mental Health Day programme & attracted a wide selection of creative work across 6 categories – poetry, short stories, diary pieces or blog posts, letters, a piece of journalism, or even a tweet. This year, we’re adding a brand new category - Spoken Word - which we hope will appeal to the creative flair of even more people.We would encourage entries from anyone with an interest in Mental Health & Wellbeing. If mental distress has affected you or someone close to you, if you have experience as a carer or a professional, or if you have a particular interest in the subject of mental health for any reason, we want to hear from you. Critical voices are also welcome!
Granby Four Street Community Land Trust & Writing on the Wall are proud to present What’s Your Granby Story?
We are on the quest for the Ultimate Slam Poet
in partnership with Commonword...
Liverpool Heat: 7th October at Leaf Tea Shop. 7pm, £4/£3.
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Writing on the Wall have been presented with a number of significant, original documents covering the period 1919 to 1921, by community member and activist Joe Farrag. This archive relates to the position of Black ex-servicemen, seamen and factory workers stranded or left destitute in Liverpool after the First World War.
We are currently recruiting people who may be interested in getting involved in this project. Are you interested to find out more about your heritage? Do you have a passion for history and local history? In recognition of the immense historical importance of this archive, both locally and nationally, Writing on the Wall have been awarded funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund to run a seventeen month creative heritage project. Local Writer Emy Onuora, Historian Mike Boyle, Poet Levi Tafari and WoW’s Co-Director, Madeline Heneghan will work with community members to explore, preserve and catalogue the archive and to respond creatively to this incredible resource. Participants will gain valuable skills in archiving, historical research, web-related skills including scanning, cataloguing and digitisation of the archive on a dedicated website and will have a chance to explore the archive creatively.
You can find out more information about this project via our website. If you would like to book a place on this project or find out more information, please contact Madeline Heneghan on 0151 703 0020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A section of the archive is available to view in Toxteth Library, Windsor Street, Liverpool, L9 1XF.
The What's Your Story? book is now available on Kindle, and hard copies can be purchased from Writing on the Wall: email@example.com
and Jack Roe with Strange Town
We will now be working with editors to get all 12 pieces into the Pulp Idol ’16 Book of Firsts which will be launched later this year.
Thank you to our judges James Rice, Laura Longrigg and Hellie Ogden
Congratulations to our TWO Flash Fiction Competition Winners:
JOE LAVELLE with Balloons &
ANDREA DAVIES with Liverpool Cafe Noir
Chosen by Kevin Sampson and awarded by Walter Mosley...
' As always with Writing On The Wall's competitions, an exceptional standard of finalists. Every single entry embraced its own world and delivered a climactic punch.
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Written by Writing on the Wall’s Mike Morris, The Maurie is based on a 1920s short story by rediscovered Liverpool seafarer and writer George Garrett. It celebrates the mighty ‘Scouse boat’ the Mauretania, and the lives of those who worked below decks, and is set in the ‘Subterranean Theatre’ of the ship’s engine room.
Introducing ‘American Dreams’, WoW’s Star Spangled programme of spoken word, theatre, film, discussion and debate. From Wall Street to Water Street, Liverpool’s literary links to America, and specifically New York, are mapped out and explored in a celebration featuring New York/US based writers, Innovative Theatre and bang up to the moment Spoken Word artists. Join WoW on a transatlantic journey through the wild, strange frenzy of the shared maritime history of these two iconic port cities.
STRICTLY HARLEM TRACEY THORN
OWEN JONES LEMN SISSAY
RYAN GATTIS MARVEL COMICS
Don’t miss our usual eclectic mix of high quality writers and artists in a range of events dealing with RACE AND FOOTBALL, FEMINISM AND ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT BY DECEIT, LIFE IN GAZA, WOMEN IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS, AID IN SUDAN & JEWISH IDENTITY AND WRITING.
Pulp Idol is a unique writing competition for novelists. Pulp Idol gets you published. With great success from previous finalists it is an inspiring opportunity for writers. Pulp Idol focuses on supporting new original voices and getting them heard. We provide a platform for up-and-coming writers, helping with exposure to new audiences and providing contacts with key publishers and agents.