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Ten Years on the Parish - Available to buy online

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George Garrett’s autobiographical work Ten Years On The Parish, published here in full for the first time since it was written in the late 1930s, shines a light on the hardships and poverty endured by many in the years between the wars. Garrett was a merchant seaman, writer, playwright and radical activist, who was central to working class politics and culture in the 1920s and 30s in Liverpool and beyond. He travelled the world, wrote a series of documentary reports about poverty and struggle in the 1920s and 30s, three plays influenced by the new realism of Eugene O’Neill, and a series of short stories, which led George Orwell, who met him while researching The Road to Wigan Pier, to say he was ‘very greatly impressed by Garrett’. In the late 1930s he was a founder member of Liverpool’s Unity Theatre.

Liverpool City of Festivals

Liverpool is a city of festivals. Why don't you check out the website and explore some of the most groundbreaking and unforgettable festivals around? 

Gary Younge - Another Day in the Death of America

We are delighted to welcome Guardian journalist and author Gary Younge as he reads from and discusses Another Day in the Death of America. Described by  Naomi Klein as "Younge's masterwork" it is a powerful, moving and important book on the effect of gun crime on children in the US.

On Saturday 23 November 2013 ten children were shot dead. The youngest was nine; the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another day in the death of America, where on average seven children and teens are killed by guns daily.

Younge picked this day at random, searched for their families and tells their stories. What emerges is a sobering, searing, portrait of youth and guns in contemporary America. This is a book which will lead the news agenda on publication and leave the reader knocked sideways by its emotional power.

Gary Younge will be in conversation with WoW's very own Madeline Heneghan,  Co-director of Writing on the Wall. 

Further details: 0151 709 9820

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Finding Some Way Through (A City of the Mind)

Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Writing on the Wall celebrated the launch of the soundscape: Finding Some Way Through (A City of the Mind), created by project participants, led by composer and musical director Patrick Dineen. 

On Monday 16th January at The Rotunda Cafe, we had an excellent turn out, full of enthusiasm and thought-provoking listeners willing to add their own 'inner city' thoughts to the city the participants had already created.

We recognise that mental health is an issue that never goes away, although we aired this piece on Blue Monday we would like to play the piece wherever necessary. If you feel like you know a place that would like to help raise mental health awareness by playing this piece, please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you missed out on hearing the piece, it is now available to listen to on the Liverpool Mental Health Consortium's Soundcloud.

WoW have recruited two new staff members!

Writing on the Wall have recruited a new Project Manager and an Administrator and Social media Editor. The standard of the many applicants for the posts was very high, and we're grateful to all those who applied. Both of our new staff members start in the next few weeks and we look forward to welcoming them to our team and introducing them to you.


Lives and Legacies 1919 - Volunteers Wanted

Following on from the success of The Great War to Race Riots Project, Writing on the Wall is teaming up with The University of Liverpool on an exciting new project – Lives and Legacies 1919, to continue exploring the impact of the 1919 race riots and the lives of those who were affected by the violence and the social and economic climate of the period.

We are looking for a team of volunteers to take part in the project to explore; Marriage and Partnership in Liverpool, Legacies of 1919 on Merseyside, and Official Responses. Lives and Legacies will culminate in a public event to share what we have discovered.

The project will run for 10 months and you can decide on the elements of the project which interest you most. We will also provide training in any skills which you may require, including archiving, conducting interviews or any other aspects of the projects.

The project begins with and introductory session on 28th February. If you interested in getting involved please contact Madeline by email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0151 703 0020.

Pulp Idol - Firsts 2017 Available Now!

A brilliant celebration and launch event of our Pulp Idol - Firsts 2017 book - an anthology of first chapters from the new novelists who won our Pulp idol Competition, took place on Thursday 8th December.  The book is available through Writing on the Wall and online by clicking here.


WoW's Publications

Writing on the Wall have published an incredible 12 books over the past year, full of high quality writing from our amazing projects. Take a look at our wide range of publications that we've produced here at WoW....



Write To Work - Apply Now For Future Courses

Do you enjoy writing and want to find ways to make that into a career? Have you ever wanted to learn new skills for marketing and writing for publicity? Love video games and want to find routes into writing for gaming? 

Write to Work is an exciting new one day a week, twelve-week course, designed to help you gain employment or access to training through the development of your writing skills.
Working alongside published writers and industry professionals Writing on the Wall are offering dynamic weekly sessions, over 12-weeks, designed to develop skills to help you find employment, training or further education within the writing sector and beyond.

With an emphasis on creative writing, social media, writing for gaming, blogging, copywriting and marketing, this course aims to improve key writing skills and confidence. At the end of the twelve-week course, each learner will have the opportunity to publish some of their writing.

16 years old and over? 
Eligible to work in the UK?
Would like to develop you writing skills?
Do you want to increase your employment opportunities? 

If you can answer yes to all these questions, Write to Work could be for you.

The first course has now started, but we are accepting applicants for the next course beginning later this year.

You can Download An Application Form By Clicking Here.

To find out more information or book your place email or call;
0151 703 0020 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.