Writing on the Wall’s newest project, Next Chapter, is providing opportunities for 24 writers to take part in a brand new, focused mentoring program. They’ll work alongside, and be commissioned by, key creative publishing figures from across the Liverpool City Region. Our partners on the project our The Double Negative, an online magazine featuring a cross-sections of arts, design, film and music; Bido Lito, the Liverpool music magazine, writing about Liverpool’s creative communities; IWoman Academy run by BBC Merseyside’s Ngunan Adamu is a global peer to peer organisation built by women for women to enable them to reach their full potential; and ROOT-ed Magazine, a social platform and zine, which promotes and represents PoC Creatives from or based in the North West of England.
The 12 week course includes 4 weeks of taught online workshops with our creative partners, followed by 4 weeks of group mentoring with one of the partners and then 4 weeks to write a commission for publication with their mentoring partner. Next chapter is supporting writers to develop their writing skillsets, gain practical experience with one of our partners and develop their writing portfolio
This project is part of the ESF community grants- reconnect for Merseyside, and is part funded by ESF and ESFA and in partnerships with WEA and the Liverpool Combined authority.