Our book launch for TranScripts writers was a fantastic success with writers performing their work they produced during the project. It was held at the Museum of Liverpool as part of Liverpool Mental Health Consortium's festival.
During Liverpool Pride, writers from the TranScripts project also presented readings from their newest collaborative project TranScripts at the Headpsace Hangar.
This innovative 8 week writing project was delivered with individuals who identity as transgender with Marjorie Morgan, who’s recently been shortlisted for the prestigious Kenneth Branagh Award.
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.
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WoWFEST 2019 Where Are We Now? Festival Programme
Writing on the Wall, Liverpool’s longest running writing & literary organisation, announce our 20th annual festival programme: WoWFEST 2019 – Where Are We Now? ft.Jo Brand, Peter Tatchell, Ben Okri, Kit De Waal, Jennifer Makumbi,Dina Nayeri, Cheryl Martin, Tony Platt, Phil Scraton, Lynsey Hanley, Laura Waddell, Bahriye Kemal, Paul Scraton, Gary Budden, Kerry Hudson, Dave Ward, James Meek, Ros Wynne Jones, Costas Lapavitsas, Anita Sethi and Jess Green.
Buy your tickets here on www.wowfest.uk
Change is in the air. All that is solid, like the icecaps, is melting into air. Things fall apart - can the centre hold? The rich are getting richer, but otherwise uncertainty is the order of the day; Brexit, climate change, class, feminism, gender, race, populism, fake news, digital surveillance, and more, much more, are changing and challenging all our old conceptions. The stage is now set at WoWFEST 19 to seek answers to the question ‘Where Are We Now?’
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There isn't another writing festival in England as good as Writing on the Wall - Irvine Welsh
WoWFest is amplifying a the voices that need to be heard. They aim to empower and connect the writer with the audience is which is where the ideas can be explored face to face. This is how it should be! - Stephen James Smith
The WoW festival is always brilliant, inspiring and thought-provoking. Every year there is a wealth of debate, discussion, celebration and exploration of the issues of the day. It's always varied and interesting - and brilliantly organised. - Bidisha
The mix of different writers, events and other activities, all rooted in the community of Liverpool, is what makes WoWFest such a fantastic festival to be part of. The conversations we had both during the event and in the pub afterwards will live long in the memory. Thanks to the whole team for everything they do, both during the festival and throughout the year. Liverpool and literature are all the richer because of it. - Paul Scraton
After attending for my first time this year, WoW has fast found its place as one of my favourite ever festivals - its as engaging and entertaining as it is crucial - Yomi Adegoke
A stimulating, radical, accessible ideas space which doesn't take itself too seriously. WoWFest is a great event which I'm so pleased to be part of. - Kate Evans
It was such an honour to be part of WoWFest18. It is a truly diverse festival run brilliantly by a team that is so clearly passionate about making connections between writers and readers from all kinds of backgrounds without exception. Many other literary festivals could learn a thing or two from WoWFest! I'd love to be involved again if they'll have me. - Sharon Dougal
We are so, so sad at hearing the news of Linda Meagor’s death, a sadness that we know is being shared across the whole of the artistic and cultural community in Merseyside. We first met Linda in late 2014, when she was working for Culture Liverpool, and was helping us find a venue for one of our festival events. We were struck by her enthusiasm, commitment and shining personality. From then on, we – I say we – all the WoW team past and present, collectively and individually, became friends with Linda; how could you not be friends with her? She had a unique ability to be knowledgeable about the arts, an astute and highly organised organiser, and always retain her sense of balance, never ‘losing it’ as is so often the case when we’re all under the usual insane pressures of festival and event delivery, and keep her sense of fun, with her own great laugh.