We are delighted to welcome Guardian journalist and author Gary Younge as he reads from and discusses Another Day in the Death of America. Described by Naomi Klein as "Younge's masterwork" it is a powerful, moving and important book on the effect of gun crime on children in the US.
On Saturday 23 November 2013 ten children were shot dead. The youngest was nine; the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another day in the death of America, where on average seven children and teens are killed by guns daily.
Younge picked this day at random, searched for their families and tells their stories. What emerges is a sobering, searing, portrait of youth and guns in contemporary America. This is a book which will lead the news agenda on publication and leave the reader knocked sideways by its emotional power.
Gary Younge will be in conversation with WoW's very own Madeline Heneghan, Co-director of Writing on the Wall.
Further details: 0151 709 9820
Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Writing on the Wall celebrated the launch of the soundscape: Finding Some Way Through (A City of the Mind), created by project participants, led by composer and musical director Patrick Dineen.
On Monday 16th January at The Rotunda Cafe, we had an excellent turn out, full of enthusiasm and thought-provoking listeners willing to add their own 'inner city' thoughts to the city the participants had already created.
If you missed out on hearing the piece, it is now available to listen to on the Liverpool Mental Health Consortium's Soundcloud.
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.
Writing on the Wall have published an incredible 12 books over the past year, full of high quality writing from our amazing projects. Take a look at our wide range of publications that we've produced here at WoW....
Writing on the Wall’s Blue Skies Sessions at the
International Festival of Business 2016
Self-Published Author Adam Croft - recently hit the big time, selling 150,000 copies ‘Her Last Tomorrow’, he paid off his mortgage in just twenty weeks and has now won a book deal with Amazon. Adam lead’s WoW’s high profile line-up of writers and commentators for it’s series of writing events as part of the Liverpool’s International Business Festival Blue Skies sessions. Other guests include award winning author Ros Barber - Devotion (2015), The Marlowe papers (2012), Nick Davies from Bafta winning gaming Liverpool company, Lucid, Professor Tony Webster – Professor of History at Northumbria University, Lynne Collins, Regional North West TUC secretary and international best selling writer, Tony Schumacher – The British Lion, The Darkest Hour (Harper Collins).
In a series of specially commissioned free Blue Skies sessions, Writing on the Wall brings together best-selling authors, publishers, computer game producers, trade unionists, scientists and activists to look at the future business of writing, exploring the challenges of making a living, alternative models for cooperation and how future technology and story-telling can work together.
Friday 17th June
10am - 11am Writing by Digits: Self Publish or Wait for a Big Deal?
11.30am - 12.30pm The Writing Game: Stories for the Gaming Industry
12.45pm - 1.45pm The Cooperative Movement: Beyond Repair?
2pm - 3pm Living in 'The Gig Economy'
Tuesday 21st June
All Day The Time Machine
11.30am - 12.30pm Space: Words Apart -
When fact is much stranger than fiction
3.30pm - 4.30pm From Sci-fi to Real life - True Fiction