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WoWFest 2019 with Celeste Bell, Zoë Howe, Riyadh Khalaf and John Crace

Thursday 30th May
The Poly Styrene Story  

British Music Experience, Cunard Building, Canada Blvd, Liverpool L3 1DS

Poly Styrene, Punk Icon and Rebel Queen, satirised the world with a colourful playfulness setting her apart from the monochrome nihilism of punk. Her moving story is told by her daughter Celeste Bell and music writer Zoë Howe (Shine On Marquee Moon, Barbed Wire Kisses – The Jesus and Mary Chain story).

Saturday 4th May
Yay! You’re Gay!
Now What?
Video Odyssey, 37-45 Windsor St, Liverpool, L8 1XE 

Yay! You’re Gay! Now What? asks Riyadh Khalaf with his debut heartfelt guide for young queer guys.


Wednesday 8th May
The Young, Cosmopolitan City of Stories You’ve Been Missing - Tehran Now 
Toxteth Library, Windsor Street, Liverpool, L8 1XF

Join Orkideh Behrouzan,
Vahid Davar and Niloo Sharifi for
a reading and conversations about Iran's literature and culture.

Friday 10th May
The Rise And Fall

Waterstones LiverpoolONE, 12 College Ln, Liverpool L1 3DL

The Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer John Crace, who coined the term
Maybot, tells the essential, hysterical tale of her first turbulent year in No 10.

Tuesday 28th May
Who Cares? Justice and Campaigning for
Human Rights
in the Care System

The Women's Organisation, 54 St James St, Liverpool L1 0AB

Join Campaigner and author Sara RyanMark Neary and Deborah Coles to discuss the desperate need for improvement in the care system. 

Wednesday 8th May
My City: Creative Writing
& Storytelling Workshop - Persian Focus

Toxteth Library, Windsor Street, Liverpool, L8 1XF

Grow your confidence, pick up some new skills in creative writing and storytelling, and learn something unexpected about the cities of Liverpool and Tehran. Feast on great stories and Persian foods. Come away with new friendships!

Liverpool Library Tour

Various Locations

Writing on the Wall will be doing a Liverpool-wide tour of events in the city's libraries as part of WoWFEST19. These will include workshops from high-profile writers, events for Children and Young People and open mic performance events.

Sunday 12th May
& Sunday 26th May

1919 Race Riots –
Centenary Walking Tour
Meeting Point: Chinese Arch, 12 Nelson Street, L1 5EW

Join us in this, the centenary year, as we walk those same streets and with the testimony of those most affected, bring this crucial piece of history back to life. 

Wednesday 29th May

Austerity and the Public Role of Drama
Friends Meeting House, 22 School Ln, Liverpool L1 3BT

Victor Merriman’s Austerity and the Public Role of Drama traces how liberal economics has led to the social catastrophe of Project Austerity