Open House with Toria Garbutt

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Open House with Toria Garbutt

Open House

Need some feedback or guidance on your latest piece? Feeling a bit stuck at a dead end with your current writing? Come share your work with us and get feedback! The Open House is an opportunity for you to read your work-in-progress with a group of like-minded writers. Sign up now and bring your work to the session to help develop your work and get some outside eyes on what you’re developing.

Prepare a short reading of 3-4 mins of any work you’ve developed as part of Toria’s residency, or any ideas you’ve developed, read it to the group and get their feedback and thoughts on your work. This is an opportunity to create some community and offer bespoke guidance for your work. Feedback will be offered by fellow participants, our current Writer on the Bloc and WoW Staff.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2014, Toria has been a regular tour support for Dr John Cooper Clarke, most recently his ‘Luckiest Guy Alive Tour’ on which Toria performed her first European date. In 2016, Toria released her Debut album ‘Hot plastic Moon’ via spoken word label Nymphs and Thugs and, in 2018, her first poetry collection ‘The Universe and Me’ published by Wrecking Ball Press.

Toria’s words have also been featured in Not Too Tame’s Northern Souls show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and recently in The Guardian for their feature on The Rise – and Rise – of the New Poets. Toria has been involved in many projects including working with young people and prisoners, relaying the importance of having your voice heard no matter what your background and using poetry to turn pain into purpose.

Photographic Consent

By taking part in this session you acknowledge that it will be recorded for archive and documentation purposes; you may turn your video off at any point should you not wish to be visible on the recording.

This has been made possible with support from The National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, Liverpool City Region Covid-19 Emergency Funding and The Steve Morgan Foundation.

This event will include Closed Captions.

Date: Wednesday 22nd September

Time: 6pm

Price: Free

You may also be
interested in

Bloc Party with Toria Garbutt

Date: September 24, 2021

Buy tickets

Open House with Toria Garbutt

Date: September 22, 2021

Buy tickets

Watch Now – Storytimes

Date: May 1, 2021

2pm

Buy tickets

Listen Now – Bartleby: A Tale of Wall Street

One Hour Theatre Company presents: Bartleby: A Tale of Wall Street is the first completed recording in an ongoing original audio drama project premiering at WoWFest; a unique artistic collaboration between playwright, Tom Hall, former Head of Drama at LJMU, actor David Llewellyn, composer and sound designer Andy Frizell and director and dramaturg Victor Merriman.

Date: May 1, 2021

Buy tickets

Watch Now – The Sound Recordist

The Sound Recordist is the latest poetry collection from Seán Street, a sequence of work based on a life’s work in radio and a fascinating insight into British broadcasting. Join Seán and poet and editor Hannah Stone to discuss sound, silence and the power of words in contemporary society.

Date: May 1, 2021

Buy tickets

Watch Now: Public Health Explored with Dr. John Ashton

These stories, written by UK prisoners, cover everything from face masks to first loves, sinister assassins to returning war heroes. Starting with an opening line from crime-writer Ryan Gattis, prisoners across the UK were invited to write a 500-word short story for a competition ran by publisher Picador and national charity The Reading Agency.

Date: May 26, 2021

Buy tickets

Watch Now – UK Prisons Writing Competition

These stories, written by UK prisoners, cover everything from face masks to first loves, sinister assassins to returning war heroes. Starting with an opening line from crime-writer Ryan Gattis, prisoners across the UK were invited to write a 500-word short story for a competition ran by publisher Picador and national charity The Reading Agency.

Date: May 6, 2021

Buy tickets

Watch Now – Sentimental Education

Date: May 7, 2021

Buy tickets