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WoW at The Enchanted Reading Forest

Sunday's 3rd, 10th, 17th May

WoW will be showcasing some of the finest local writers at Liverpool ONE’s Enchanted Reading Forest this May. Renowned performers and writers host a series of spectacular events in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Performances from poets, singers, spoken-word artists and award-winning novelists, plus special guests to be announced…

WoW were delighted to be invited to curate part of the spring programme for the charming reading trees, where book lovers leave their favourite reads for others to share. WoW is using this opportunity to showcase some of the new and original work produced by local writers who have attended our creative writing projects; the renowned What’s Your Story?, WoW’s Word Up! for young writers and poets and rappers and the annual Pulp Idol competition for new novelists, otherwise known as Pop Idol for writers.

Find out a bit more about the writers performing in Liverpool One this May:

Kinship Carers: What's Your Story?

Professional writer, Deborah Morgan led a 10 week What's Your Story? course with with four inspirational grandmothers who are Kindship Carers for their grandchildren in collaboration with CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Service). Deborah worked with the group to mentor them in writing their stories straight from the heart about living through harsh experiences. 

The book is available to buy online at Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Amazon. If you would like to buy a hard copy from us, please call 0151 703 0020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your request. 

The Stroke Association: What's Your Story?

Performance artist, Curtis Watt worked with Stroke Survivors in association with The Stroke Association. The group ran for six weeks and ended with a performance at the Liverpool Central Library. This What’s Your Story? creative writing course enabled stroke survivors to tell their story about the impact of stroke and life after stroke.The celebration event was held at The Central Library, the night was full of inspirational stories and poetry from the group. We have a short film of the event, watch it here.

The book is available to buy online at Amazon. If you would like to buy a hard copy from us, please call 0151 703 0020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your request. 

Performer and writer, Clare Shaw worked with our group in collaboration with The Liverpool Mental Health Consortium. The What's Your Story? writers performed at Liverpool Central Library and were presented with a published book of their work. The evening was truly moving, with heartfelt stories from the group. We also held a competition with the Liverpool Mental Health Consortium, you can watch a short film of the event here

Pulp Idol
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. Read previous Pulp Idol Firsts here.

Make Doves Not War 
The 'Make Doves Not War' project and writing competition is an exciting and innovative approach to engaging children, from the Merseyside area, to reflect on peace, war and conflict, both historical and contemporary, in the centenary year of the start of the First World War. Writing on the Wall's Make Doves Not War! is aimed to commemorate those who died in the struggle for peace through a creative campaign based around the slogan 'Make Doves Not War'. The symbol of the Dove has been used in many countries to signify the desire for peace and an end to war & conflict. The collection of work is available to buy here

Liverpool Young Writers
Liverpool Young Writers Group (LYW) is a beacon of WoW’s support for the latest forms of contemporary literary expression. LYW used poetry, lyrics, rap and spoken word artistry and prose, to enable young people aged 11 - 19 to develop a voice and an outlet for their latent creativity.

1 - 2.30pm Liverpool One Reading Trees, Liverpool ONE,  L1 8JQ. FREE

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