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Black Poppies Art and Crafts Workshop

5th December at Kuumba Imani, 10am-4pm
You are invited to take part in this exciting free workshop with artist, Faith Bebbington to make Black Poppies for our exhibition to be displayed at Liverpool Central Library. This is part of Writing on the Wall's From Great War to Race Riots Archive Project which explores a fascinating archive of letters and documents highlighting the plight of black soldiers, seafarers, and workers in Liverpool following demobilisation in 1919.
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Black Poppies

Creative Writing Workshops
with Levi Tafari

Commemorating the
Black Contribution to WWI

Every Saturday throughout November
7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. Liverpool Central Library
1pm meet at The Great War to Race Riots exhibition on the 3rd Floor 
Writing on the Wall present a fascinating archive of letters and documents highlighting the plight of black soldiers, seafarers, and workers in Liverpool following demobilisation in 1919. This archive contains testimony from men from the Caribbean, West Africa and other colonial territories, who had fought for England on land and at sea during the Great War and were then left stranded, destitute and subject to racial violence on the streets of Liverpool.

As part of the Weeping Window experience, Writing on the Wall invites you to join internationally renowned poet Levi Tafari in exploring the lives of these men and their families and to respond creatively through story-telling and poetry. These creative writing workshops will be include a guided tour of the archive. Join the team for all four workshops or simply drop in for one.
Check out the new From Great War to Race Riots website - 
For more information contact WoW on 
0151 703 0020 or 

Pulp Idol 2015/16 Book Launch

Celebration Event: Thursday 10th December
The Music Room at The Philharmonic Hall, 7.30pm. Free

Come down to the beautiful new Music Room at the Philharmonic Hall to celebrate local writers. 
12 writers made it to our Pulp Idol final and have had the opportunity to work with established editors before getting their work published. With great success from previous finalists Pulp Idol is an inspiring opportunity for writers. Pulp Idol focuses on supporting new original voices and getting them heard. We provide a platform for up-and-coming writers, helping with exposure to new audiences and providing contacts with key publishers and agents. Join WoW in celebrating their fantastic work over a few drinks and live music. 

On the night we will also be holding a Q&A with previous Pulp Idol winner, John Donoghue to discuss his debut novel, The Death's Head Chess Club. The Book has just sold to America and is being translated for Norway, Poland, Italy, Greece, China and Brazil. It's an incredible tribute to the success of our Pulp Idol novel writing competition. 

John says, 'I really do feel that, to a great extent, I owe this to Pulp Idol. My agent (Carolyn Whitaker from London Independent Books) contacted me after seeing the anthology of the finalists' first chapters. It was she who managed to get me in front of a highly respected editor, Ravi Mirchandani, leading to the subsequent book deal.'

Contact WoW

Address:  The Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TH
Map: Click Here for our location page

Tel:  0151 703 0020

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