The Writer’s Bloc

Welcome to The Writer’s Bloc: Community and Creativity, Writing on the Wall’s new online writing centre – a virtual centre dedicated to writing in all its forms across the Liverpool City Region.

The Writer’s Bloc is a digital space responding to the mental health and social emergency arising out of Covid-19. The Bloc will help people to share stories and experiences during this pandemic, develop new writing skills, reduce social isolation and support the arts industry across the Liverpool City region. Combining social engagement with activism and literature the Writer’s Bloc is a unique online writing centre that looks to find new ways to connect people now, to be followed by a live, physical Writer’s Bloc in the future.

We’ve had the pleasure of having Yvonne Battle-Felton, Anthony Anaxagorou, Cash Carraway, Ailsa Cox, Lowkey, Ytasha L. Womack, Winnie M Li, Joelle Taylor, Patrice Lawrence and Kevin Dyer as our previous Writers on the Bloc.

We are delighted to announce that our next Writer on the Bloc, journalist, broadcaster and critic Bidisha, who will begin a three-week residency on Monday 22nd March 2021.

Click here to read our Co-Directors Mike Morris & Madeline Heneghan blog post on the inspiration for The Writer’s Bloc and why it is needed today.