Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Katrina Paterson: Superheroes and more

Written by Katrina Paterson, Designer & Project Assistant

Last week, Writing on the Wall kicked back into action our Super Heroes: Words Are Our Power project, after a summer break. We created over sixty new superheroes with Bishop Martin Primary School’s years 5 and 6. To start with we played a game of naming as many superheroes as we could think of in groups, with a special emphasis on female superheroes to which the classes did incredibly well, naming from Wonder Woman right down to X-Men’s Storm!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Daphne Does Good: New blog by writer Mandy Redvers-Rowe for Disability Arts Online

Check out Daphne Does Good, a new blog written by Pulp Idol Finalist Mandy Redvers-Rowe.

I first started writing Disability comedy back in 1989, when I joined two other disabled writer/performers Mandy Colleran and Natalie Markham – replaced later by Ali Briggs, to found  ‘No Excuses’.  In those days Disabled People had no rights and we were all involved in the political movement to gain legal recognition.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Benjamin Zephaniah and Black History Month mini festival

Saturday 21st October
Time: 7:30pm til 1:00am
District Club, Jordan Street, Liverpool, L1 0BW 

Writing on the Wall and Positive Vibration are proud to present Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds. Pioneering dub poet, writer, social commentator and music maker Benjamin Zephaniah has teamed up with renowned producer & engineer, 'The Sea', to create the incredibly timely album (and band) - 'Revolutionary Minds'.

On Saturday 21st October, we get to hear this powerful new dub reggae album, which tackles the indigestible topic of the world we live in today - from political & economic corruption and global warming to rampant racism and fascist patriarchy.

Amid this chaos, 'Revolutionary Minds' is the soundtrack for the modern revolutionist. It will make you feel empowered, hopeful, galvanised to make a difference and make you dance: it’s a dub thing.

This highlight event is part of Writing on the Wall's Black History Month mini Festival with further details about upcoming debates and discussions to follow.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Manon Steffan Ros: Why you should apply

Manon Steffan Ros is a Welsh novelist, playwright, games author, and scriptwriter. She has also been a tutor on the course so read below why she thinks you should join Write to Work.

I've tutored on quite a few courses in the last few years, but never quite like this. For one thing, the cavernous space under Toxteth Library carries footsteps from the public space above, making it feel as if your characters have come alive and are flitting around. And, more importantly, is that this course is aimed at actually making a living from writing- the clue's in the name.

Duncan Lyon: Self-publishing, Write to Work and more

Having recently joined the Writing On The Wall team as Project Assistant Lauren Buxton had the pleasure earlier this week to interview Duncan Lyon who is a Liverpool based self-published writer. She asked Duncan about his participation on the 12 week course which gives the opportunity for writers to explore the different avenues in which writing can lead to paid work, through various fields such as creative writing, social media, blogging, copywriting & marketing.

Lauren Buxton: Finding your tribe

Lauren Buxton was a previous participant on Write to Work and is now the newly appointed Project & Social Media Assistant at Writing on the Wall.

Ever since I was young I always loved writing. There is something magical about spilling my thoughts onto a page and witnessing a story beginning to take shape. It never occurred to me that I could turn this from a hobby until by chance I discovered the Write to Work course.

Mandy Coe: 'Inspired by a leap of faith on a community course'

Mandy Coe is a prize-winning poet and author of six books. Read her thoughts about the course! Check out her website here: www.mandycoe.com

I'm on the 82 bus, off to Toxteth Library and one of my favourite jobs delivering sessions with WoW on the 'Write to Work' course.