Write to Work
Write to Work is a twelve-week programme, helping unemployed learners explore a diverse range of writing skills, from blogging to review writing to copy writing, serving as a route to employment, further education or vocational training. Funded by the WEA and the European Social Fund, Write to Work is a dynamic and highly innovative initiative that sees professional writers from across the country deliver sessions on writing and gaining work within the industry, high profile writers who delivered sessions included Welsh author of the year Manon Steffan Ros, BBC Playwright Jeff Young along with Sarah Maclennan Head of Creative Writing at LJMU. The programme aims to help remove barriers to employment for communities here in Liverpool, supporting BAME communities, full time mothers, disabled learners and older people get into education or employment and so far, we have delivered three courses over the last twelve months, working with fourty-five unemployed participants.
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The Write to Work course has been a huge success with some of the achievements including six writers being in published in The Guardian and others in The Double Negative, Bido Lito! and Blues In Britain along with two participants now studying creative writing at Liverpool John Moores. Many more have gone on to become self-employed and one now has a full-time position within the arts sector.