Make Doves Not War!
Writing on the Wall are launching a new writing competition for children and young people!
Join us for our Festival launch as we release doves into the sky as we say yes to peace!
In this centenary year for the 1914 First World War, to commemorate those who died in their struggle for peace, Writing on the Wall is starting a creative campaign based around the slogan ‘Make Doves Not War’.
The project is designed to raise knowledge and understanding of the cause and consequences of the First World War, commemorate those on all sides who died during the conflict, and promote the cause of peace and understanding of other races and cultures, and celebrate diversity among young and old.
The event will run from 13:00 to 14:30. Special guests include Gary Miller, and prolific children's author Cathy Cassidy.
The launch will mark the start of an ongoing writing competition with schools which will culminate on Remembrance Day, 9th November 2014.
The competition asks for young people aged 8-16 to produce either 300 words of flash fiction or a poem of no more than 20 lines as a creative response to the slogan ‘Make Doves Not War’.
The writing will be judged in age categories of 8-10, 11-13 and 14-16, and the winners will be announced on Remembrance Day, 9th November 2014.
More information on the competition will be available at the launch on May 1st at the Bluecoat.
We are welcoming schools to the event and admission is free, but places may be limited.
Please contact us for a full breakdown of event activities on the day:
Writing on the Wall c/o The Kuumba Imani Millennium centre, 4 Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TH
Tel: 0151 703 0020