After the success of the first Liverpool Writes live event on Saturday 18 September 2021 ‘The Writers Bootcamp’ are now going on a tour of the Liverpool City Region.
The Writers Bus will provide access to creative workshops directly to your local communities, bringing an array of activities designed to get people writing more.
The Writers Bootcamp Bus is coming to your area very soon and will temporarily ‘pop up’ in local community hubs in January 2022, from 11 am till 3 pm over a 12- day period.
The Bus will offer:
- A writer in residence
- Writing activities and workshops
- Poetry workshops and games
- Writers’ advice sessions
- Live author readings
- FREE resources and giveaways
The bus will be at the following locations on the below dates:
- Weds 19 January – Liverpool Central Library – Official Launch then travelling to Granby Adult Learning Centre
- Thurs 20 Jan – LIFE Rooms Bootle/ Huge Baird College
- Fri 21 Jan – Incredible Edible Knowsley, Roby Rd, Huyton, Liverpool L16 3NA
- Sat 22 Jan – ROMA Community, Cullen Street, L8 0QY
- Sun 23 Jan – Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool City Centre
- Mon 24 Jan – Rotunda109, Great Mersey St, Kirkdale, Liverpool L5 2PL
- Tues 25 Jan – Irish Centre, 6 Boundary Ln, Liverpool L6 5JG
- Thurs 27 Jan- Tuebrook Market, West Derby Rd, Tuebrook, Liverpool L6 4BR
- Fri 28 Jan- Gateacre School, Hedgefield Rd, Liverpool L25 2RW
- Sat 29 Jan- Tuebrook Market, West Derby Rd, Tuebrook, Liverpool L6 4BR
- Sun 30 Jan- Palm House Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AP
“The Year of writing has achieved a lot this year, getting many people across the city involved in writing and creativity. The Writing bus is an opportunity for us to get out to areas across the city, working with local community groups so that as many people as possible get to work with professional writers – it’s a great initiative, and we are really looking forward to discovering local talent and generating new writing.”
Mike Morris, Chair of the Year of Writing and Co-Director of Writing on the Wall.
“The Liverpool Literacy Cycle was set up to support skills development in the city. I am delighted to report it has delivered creative engagement and opportunities across the city region and beyond given the reach of a growing online and social media presence. In 2021 the Year of Reading was celebrated, this year the focus has been the Year of Writing and 2022 will be Liverpool Year of Oracy and performance. If you wish to engage with any of the forthcoming events or projects, check out the website link and contact email as below…”
Councillor Barbara Murray, Labour Councillor for Yew Tree Ward and Chair of Education and Skills Select Committee
You can find more information on the Liverpool Year of Writing at www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/year-of-writing-2021/
If you would like a discussion about engagement, please contact: Project coordinator, John Maguire, info.2021@email@example.com