Writing on the Wall and Refugee Action are proud to announce they are launching a new creative writing project for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Merseyside. The workshops will be led by award winning author, Helen Walsh.
The flagship Project, What’s Your Story? aims support new writers and to promote their work to new audiences. What’s Your Story? works with communities and groups across Merseyside and provides the opportunities for self-expression, reflection and engagement with other writers. WoW is currently delivering What’s Your Story? in partnership with Merseyside Mental Health Consortium and is will embark on new partnership with The Stroke Association later in the month.
Writing on the Wall Festival Director, Madeline Heneghan says:
“We hosted an amazing story-telling event in The WoW festival in May, entitled Where are you from and what’s your story? with authors Karen Campbell and Helen Walsh. The turnout was phenomenal and demonstrated a real desire within the Refugee and Asylum Seeking communities to share personal stories in a creative and supportive environment. With the backing of the European Social Fund, we are now able to provide further opportunities for those stories to be told. By showcasing the work of the participants, this What’s Your Story? project aims to help counteract some of the negative perceptions of Refugees and Asylum Seekers that sadly persist in our society.”
Kevin Keech from Refugee Action said:
“We are delighted that people will have the opportunity to hear from refugees and asylum seekers.”
The course begins on 23rd of September
Course Curated by Helen Walsh:
Helen Walsh published her acclaimed debut novel, Brass in 1984. Her second novel, Once Upon a Time in England tells the story of a love that was doomed right from the start.
The backdrop, an all white satellite estate in the North West of England, with the National Front a palpable presence. It was published in 2008 and won the 2009 Somerset Maugham Award.
Her third novel, Go to Sleep was published in 2011.
For further information and/or details about applying for a place on the course, contact:
Writing on the Wall.
Tel: 0151 703 0020.
Tel – 01512143039