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Creative Writing Workshops
with Levi Tafari
Black Contribution to WWI
1pm meet at The Great War to Race Riots exhibition on the 3rd Floor
As part of the Weeping Window experience, Writing on the Wall invites you to join internationally renowned poet Levi Tafari in exploring the lives of these men and their families and to respond creatively through story-telling and poetry. These creative writing workshops will be include a guided tour of the archive. Join the team for all four workshops or simply drop in for one.
0151 703 0020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebration Event: Thursday 10th December
The Music Room at The Philharmonic Hall, 7.30pm. Free
Come down to the beautiful new Music Room at the Philharmonic Hall to celebrate local writers.
12 writers made it to our Pulp Idol final and have had the opportunity to work with established editors before getting their work published. With great success from previous finalists Pulp Idol 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. Join WoW in celebrating their fantastic work over a few drinks and live music.
On the night we will also be holding a Q&A with previous Pulp Idol winner, John Donoghue to discuss his debut novel, The Death's Head Chess Club. The Book has just sold to America and is being translated for Norway, Poland, Italy, Greece, China and Brazil. It's an incredible tribute to the success of our Pulp Idol novel writing competition.
John says, 'I really do feel that, to a great extent, I owe this to Pulp Idol. My agent (Carolyn Whitaker from London Independent Books) contacted me after seeing the anthology of the finalists' first chapters. It was she who managed to get me in front of a highly respected editor, Ravi Mirchandani, leading to the subsequent book deal.'
28th October at Liverpool Central Library, 6pm
VENUE: Liverpool Central Library, The Discovery Room
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
Professor Green to Appear in Liverpool on World Mental Health Day!Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Stephen Manderson Aka Professor Green will be announcing the overall winner of Mental Health and Me on 8th October 2015 as part of the World Mental Health celebrations running through the week. Professor Green is a proud patron of male prevention suicide charity, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). With the death of his father in 2010 as well as his own personal battles with depression and anxiety, preventing male suicide and encouraging young men to open up about their mental health issues is a cause close to his heart. Professor Green has talked about his own demons and his father’s suicide in several of his songs including Lullaby, Goodnight and Read All About It.
“I’m delighted to have Professor Green’s support for this year’s Mental Health and Me competition. He’s someone who’s been through some very difficult personal experiences and written about them honestly and movingly and I know he’ll connect with what our competition entrants have written about and experienced. Likewise, they’ll be encouraged by his support for their creativity and his willingness to stand up and address mental health issues head-on. Like Professor Green, the Mental Health and Me writers and spoken word performers are doing powerful things to challenge stigma around mental distress and to get people talking about how they feel. Not only is that a positive thing for the individual writers and performers but it’s a positive thing for all of us! Thanks to Professor Green and thanks to all our competition entrants – you’re all inspirational!” Claire Stevens, Liverpool Mental Health Consortium
We are on the quest for the Ultimate Slam Poet
in partnership with Commonword...
7th October at Leaf Tea Shop. 7pm, £4/£3
Off the Page is coordinated by a consortium of venues, organisations and university departments offering a wide range of activity in the region. From community projects to readings by established writers, the day provides a taste of the richness of literature currently available on Merseyside. Come along, join in and find out more about what’s happening - both on and off the page. All events are free, but booking is required for some events.
Free, events throughout the day
Look through this years MLP's Off The Page 2015 brochure here...
Writing on the Wall will be hosting two workshops during the day -
Due to popular demand we have extended our Mental Health and Me competition deadline until Friday 18th September. So there's still time to get your entries in, with 7 categories - there's no excuse!
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 Week celebrations on Thursday 8th 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.
Granby Four Street Community Land Trust & Writing on the Wall are proud to present What’s Your Granby Story?
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 email@example.com
A section of the archive is available to view in Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Road, L8 1TH