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.
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.
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.
Zoe, in conversation with Writing on the Wall Co-Director, Mike Morris, discussed her novel and answered questions from the audience - well fueled by refreshments from Naked Lunch and Head Chef Jay's amazing freshly-baked scones.
You can order copies of Shine on Marquee Moon by Clicking Here or, if you're in Liverpool call in to Naked Lunch at 431 Smithdown Rd, Liverpool L15 3JL
Zoë Howe is an acclaimed British music writer whose books include Lee Brilleaux: Rock ’n’ Roll Gentleman (Polygon, 2015), Barbed Wire Kisses — The Jesus and Mary Chain Story (Polygon, 2015), Wilko Johnson — Looking Back At Me (Cadiz Music Ltd., 2012), Stevie Nicks — Visions, Dreams and Rumours (Omnibus Press, 2014) and Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits (Omnibus Press, 2011). She also plays the drums.For more information on Zoe Howe and her other books, go to www.zoehowe.com
Writing on the Wall in Partnership with Grin Theatre Company, with support from Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre, are launching a ten-week play writing course which will take participants through the process of creating a play from initial conception to realisation.
Sessions will take place at the Everyman Theatre, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BH.
Writers will each work towards producing by the end of the course a thirty-minute script; the best of which will be performed in full by Grin Theatre Company.
At the end of the course all writers will be able to take part in a showcase of their work in front of an audience.
The sessions will be presented and led by Kiefer Wesley Williams - Artistic Director at Grin Theatre Company. Kiefer (whose pen name is Wes Williams) has written several plays for the stage and also written two collections of short stories. He is a drama practitioner and leads on monthly acting workshop. He also runs writer’s workshops in the city and is currently developing a new LGBTQ writing group.
Application Deadline: Midnight Monday 5th September.
Successful applicants notified by midnight 7th September.
Course begins at 6pm Wednesday 14th September, The Everyman Theatre, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BH.
Please include the following in your email subject header, so we know it is an application:
The Play’s The Thing Application
You must include the following in the body of your email (No attachments please):
Full Name (not your pen name):
Contact telephone number:
Experience i.e. have you written or had plays performed in any way at all (experienced playwrights will not necessarily be ineligible, but we do want to ensure a fair balance of participants as the course is designed primarily for beginners).
Why do you want to take part in the course? (Fifty words maximum):
There are a maximum of twelve places available. Successful applicants will be notified by Midnight on Wednesday 7th September.
By applying for place on the course you are committing yourself to taking part in all the formal sessions, agreeing to take part in the final showcase, and that Grin theatre will be able to perform, if selected, your thirty-minute play. You are also committing to do the work necessary outside of the formal sessions to be able to complete the work required for the course.
If you are unsuccessful you will be eligible to apply for future courses.
International Festival of Business 2016
When fact is much stranger than fiction
3.30pm - 4.30pm From Sci-fi to Real life - True Fiction
PREPARING FOR PULP IDOL: Saturday 2nd April
11am - 1pm at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre
FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP: 5th April
7pm at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre
Tickets £15 (Includes Lunch) BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE
PULP IDOL 10th ANNIVERSARY COMPETITION
WoW’s acclaimed Pulp Idol novel writing competition returns for its 10th anniversary. Are you an aspiring novelist wanting the chance to have your work published? Then this competition is for you. Focussing on new and unheard voices, with huge success from previous finalists, this is an opportunity for new writers to have their novel's showcased to the public, including the possibility of exposure to new audiences and communication with publishers and agents. Past publishing successes include James Rice (Alice and the Fly), Deborah Morgan (Disappearing Home) & Clare Coombes (Definitions).
To celebrate 10 years we are again having a national entry and opening up for the first time to an International online entry! You will have a chance to enter online in our national and international categories via our YouTube channel. Pulp Idol winner will have their work read by an agent/publisher. All finalists will have their first chapter published in our book of ‘Firsts’, available as an eBook available on all major online outlets. A copy will be sent out to agents and publishers across the country. The guest judge for this year’s competition is author Tony Schumacher (The Darkest Hour, The British Lion).
TO ENTER PULP IDOL 2016: CLICK HERE For details on competition rules please download them here.
For YouTube entries (National or International) click here - For more details on competition rules for National and International entries please download them here.
Deadline For Entry: Midnight Sunday 10 April 2016
Heats: Week commencing 23 April 2016
Final: Friday 27 May 2016, 7.00pm. Venue TBC
In time for WoW’s sci-fi themed 2016 Festival, astronomers have discovered a mysterious new world on the outer edges of our solar system. Ten times bigger than Earth, it’s been called The Ninth Planet, which funnily enough, is the Theme for our 2016 Flash Fiction Competition...