Write What's Next Book Launch with Yvonne Battle Felton

Join us for our next Showcase from our Write What’s Next mentoring course with a LIVE Launch of not one but TWO new children’s books written by local writers Jennifer Khalil and Ana Caroline Colombo and an EXCLUSIVE reading of an upcoming YA fiction by Elizabeth Ryan.

Award winning Novelist Yvonne Battle Felton will be reading a new extract of upcoming new novel and introducing each new writers and their story in the Children’s Library at Liverpool Central Library as part of the Liverpool City Council’s Year for Writing celebration event.

These stories of imagination, family and myth have been developed on WoW’s Write What’s Next course with mentor Yvonne Battle Felton. Writing on the Wall partnered with Sheffield Hallam University graphic design students to create bespoke illustrations for each story.

Working together these writers and artist have created stories that show the importance of storytelling, creativity and imagination. See how the power of imagination can transform a simple brown box into a rocket ship, to how the rain feels about being told to go away to exploring a dystopian future and what it takes to survive.

See below for a sneak peak at these amazing covers and come along to The Year of Writing Celebration event to hear exclusive readings of each new story by these talented local writers.


Mama got a box  

Written Jennifer Khalil  

Illustrated by Helena Towell  





The Lost Winter  

By Elizabeth Ryan  

Illustrated by Rachel May  

Year of Writing Celebration event

Saturday 26th February 2022 at 11am

Liverpool Central Library, William Brown St, Liverpool, L3 8EW 

Book Launch Schedule

11.45am – Yvonne Battle-Felton – exclusive reading of new writing  
12pm – Elizabeth Ryan – reading of The Lost Winter (YA Fiction)  
2.15pm – Ana Caroline Colombo reading The Fable of the Rain (4yrs +) 
2.30pm – Jennifer Khalil reading Mama got a box (4yrs +)  
2.45pm – Sheffield Hallam Graphic Design students Showreel of illustrations for Write What’s Next commission 









The Fable of the Rain  

By Ana Caroline Colombo  

Illustrated by Bianca Voicu 




Special thanks to all the Graphic Students involved in Write What’s Next:

  • Catie Varley  
  • Angelica Ramos  
  • Caitlin Standley  
  • Lucy Denning  
  • Harley Mousley  
  • Georgina Challinor  
  • Rebekah Krain  
  • Ryan Dean  
  • Kashif X-Morris  
  • Severina Royle