#WoWFest19 announcing Kerry Hudson, Helen Pankhurst and Magid Magid
Tuesday 21st May
Lowborn: Kerry Hudson Book Launch
Waterstones, Liverpool ONE, 12 College Ln, L1 3DL
Prize-winning novelist Kerry Hudson grew up in grinding poverty, moving between care home, B&Bs and council flats. LOWBORN, written 20 year later, after finding herself caught between two worlds, is Kerry’s account of revisiting the towns of her childhood to discover what being poor means in Britain’s society today.
Tuesday 7th May
What is to be done: Environment and Action
Toxteth Library, Windsor Street, L8 1XF
To discuss the environmental crisis and our reactions to it, we bring together Fred Pearce, Magid Magid, Beth Gardiner and Roscoe Blevins.
Wednesday 29th May
Deeds Not Words: Helen Pankhurst in Conversation
The Women's Organisation, 54 St James St, Liverpool L1 0AB
Helen Pankhurst, granddaughter of legendary Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, sharing findings from her book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now.
Wednesday 8th May
Calling All Magic Children: Scarlett Thomas' Worldquake
Liverpool Central Library
Calling all magic children, have you heard of Worldquake? It’s “the most exciting debut in children’s fiction since Harry Potter!”. Join author Scarlett Thomas as we find out if we’re mages or hunters, tricksters, heroes...
Imagination and Inspiration: Writing for Children
Waterstones Liverpool ONE
Award-winning writer Scarlett Thomas discusses the magic of capturing young readers’ imaginations alongside local writers Jude Lennon and Sally-Anne Tapias-Bowes.
Friday 10th May
Dubbed “the golden standard of spoken word” by The Guardian, Out-Spoken, one of the UK’s premier nights for poetry and live music are on tour.
Wednesday 22nd May
FACT Curator Tour
Join FACT’s Exhibitions Team to learn more about their new exhibition from Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett.
Thursday 23rd May
I Want You to Know: A Writing Workshop for Refugees and People from Refugee Families
The Barbed Wire writing workshop is for refugees and people from refugee families to tell their own stories.
Friday 24th May
Building a New Catalonia