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Black History Month at WoW

As part of Black History Month, Writing on the Wall are planning a series of exciting events with a focus on the legacy of the Liverpool 8 Law Centre, a screening of a new film based on the 1919 Race Riots with the return of the hugely successful Walking Tour tracing the events of this watershed moment and the launch of a debut novel by a local author. 

Further details and featured artists to be announced. 

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WoWcast: Listen to our first podcast

We have created our very new podcast, WoWcast. Every month, we will be interviewing the people we work with and finding out more about their story - whether they have been guests, participants or have volunteered with us. Ariel Kahn is our first guest on this episode, he is a published author of Raising Sparks, which has been shortlisted for the Not the Booker Prize, as well as being a Pulp Idol finalist in 2017. Keep your ears open for more episodes to follow. 

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PSS Women's Turnaround

In July, Writing on the Wall started a new 12 week What's Your Story? project in partnership with PSS Women's Turnaround.

Liverpool Women’s Turnaround Project is a women only service  providing support to adult women offenders in Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens and Sefton. They offer support on a one to one basis, group programmes, counselling, life skills, finance support and many more services. They want to reduce offending and reoffending and increase the number of women diverted from prosecution. 

Sessions are led by writer Margaret McShane.

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WoW Work Experience: Blog by Holly Millne

My couple of days working at Writing on the Wall has been an insightful experience as to what working in a small office might be like, as I have never been in one before. The office environment is friendly but quiet, however there are many things that go on outside the office to take part in. For example: one morning I went to Leamington primary school to hand out books of the children’s work, where they had written stories and designed comic strips about super heroes. This is just one of the many project that they do at Writing on the Wall and it was a great experience as I got to see what sort of events go on outside the office and see how much enjoyment the children got out of it as well.

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Liverpool Mental Health Consortium - Wellbeing Survey

Liverpool Mental Health Consortium has been finding creative ways to talk about wellbeing for over 20 years. They co-ordinate conferences, events & workshops, provide training & undertake research, public health promotion & lobbying. They also run the annual Liverpool Mental Health Festival & Mad Pride event. Their latest project involves working closely with us, other Liverpool Festivals & with the University of Liverpool. They want to understand the sources of anxiety/stress in local communities, how this affects daily life, & ways of coping.The information gathered in this survey is anonymous. By answering these questions, you'll be helping us to make positive changes to community wellbeing.

Click here to complete the survey

Andy Redsmith: Breaking the Lore

WoW sat down with Andy Redsmith who is releasing his novel Breaking the Lore with Canelo in spring next year. Andy was a finalist in Pulp Idol 2017. 

Hi Andy, tell us a little bit about your book! (Or as much as you’re allowed to!)
Breaking the Lore is a fantasy crime comedy. This might not even be a genre – it is now! I have deliberately mixed things up in order to produce something a bit different. It is intended to appeal to people who enjoy well-constructed fantasy that doesn’t always take itself too seriously. Having said that, the draft has been enjoyed by beta readers of all ages, both sexes, and who read a variety of different genres; so I think it has a lot of crossover appeal too.

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An Interview with Marcello Di Cintio for WoWFest 2018

We spoke with multi award winning Canadian writer Marcello DI Cintio, ahead of his upcoming in conversation with internationally acclaimed Palestinian poet and writer Mourid Barghouti, which will be a moving and insightful discussion on exile, displacement, belonging and political turmoil. A truly one-of-a-kind event featuring a voice of a generation. In this interview Marcello speaks about his own writing life, what our WoWFest - Crossing Borders theme means to him and how it relates not only with his upcoming conversation with Mourid Barghouti but also to the world today.

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Writing for Work and Unite the Union

Write for Work is a dynamic initiative that supports you to develop and strengthen your writing skills for the workplace and beyond. With the rise of social media, advancement of technologies and the increasing demand on us to diversify our skillsets, good writing skills have become essential. Individuals and organisations are now required to engage, challenge and share ideas or work through a vast variety of forums and platforms, all the while keeping up with relevant online advancements. Using creative writing techniques and a groupwork methodology, Write for Work has been designed to support already employed learners to upskill and apply new writing techniques to their existing roles. Read the blog below written by Billy Butterworth

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