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Mental Health & Me 2015

Liverpool’s Mental Health Consortium & Writing on the Wall are delighted to announce that the ‘Mental Health & Me’ writing competition is back for its second year! As part of Liverpool’s World Mental Health Day celebrations on Saturday 10th October 2015, we are inviting you to send us an original response to the expression ‘Mental Health & Me.’ Last year’s competition was one of the highlights of the World Mental Health Day programme & attracted a wide selection of creative work across 6 categories – poetry, short stories, diary pieces or blog posts, letters, a piece of journalism, or even a tweet. This year, we’re adding a brand new category - Spoken Word - which we hope will appeal to the creative flair of even more people.

We would encourage entries from anyone with an interest in Mental Health & Wellbeing. If mental distress has affected you or someone close to you, if you have experience as a carer or a professional, or if you have a particular interest in the subject of mental health for any reason, we want to hear from you. Critical voices are also welcome!

This year’s competition is open to anyone living within Merseyside (Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral, St Helens) and to all age groups.
 
Find out more information on how to enter CLICK HERE.

What’s Your Granby Story? Book Launch

5th September 2015 at Granby Street Summer Market
Free, No booking required

Granby Four Street Community Land Trust
& Writing on the Wall are proud to present What’s Your Granby Story? 
 
This collection of stories, memoirs, poems and conversations is the first publication to focus exclusively on the Granby area. These new and original pieces were created over a two month period as part of a creative writing and storytelling project. The ultimate intention of What’s Your Granby Story? is to demonstrate the exceptionality of Granby, its rich and important heritage and why, through its highs and lows, it has always been regarded as the heart of Liverpool 8. We feel that this very special book has really achieved that aim and that the outstanding quality of the work reflects the creativity of this community. 
 
Curtis Watt, poet and workshop leader has said of the book,  
‘These memories of Granby Street chronicle the passion and importance of Liverpool's diverse cultural heritage. From stories of poverty, hardship, displacement and isolation, to those of entrepreneurialism, settlement and community, the overall tone is not one of complaint but of tenacity and aspiration. This collection of stories and poems takes you through an emotional theme park. This is an insightful, funny and magical, recalling of what people can achieve through integration. It was a pleasure to be involved in the creation of this book. I'd like to personally thank all who so generously shared their feelings and memories.’
 

Superheroes Of Slam 2015

We are on the quest for the Ultimate Slam Poet
in partnership with
Commonword...

Liverpool Heat: 7th October at Leaf Tea Shop. 7pm, £4/£3.

Judged by audience response & guest judges
Open to all poets, MCs & rappers performing acapella, bring your entourage!
 
To enter please email info@writingonthewall.org.uk
The grand final champion will receive £250 and an Arvon week of their choice in 2016 (subject to availability).
Find out more here

 

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
E-mail: info@writingonthewall.org.uk

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