By Radka Hostašová
January is a time of new year’s resolutions, significant changes and fresh beginnings. For those who have decided to embrace more creativity and bring original ideas to life, Liverpool has something to offer. Besides a variety of art and craft classes organised by different cultural venues around the city, independent community organisation Writing on the Wall has prepared a great opportunity for creatives with a passion for writing.
Based in the Toxteth area, Writing on the Wall has a history of celebrating diversity and togetherness through writing. The key idea is to support people who are facing social exclusion caused by long-term unemployment, cultural inequality or any kind of abuse. Their latest program called Write to Work is a 12-weeks online course focused on developing writing skills and exploring the area of publishing. The entire course consists of writing workshops, social meet-ups and one-to-one classes. Moreover, participants will get a chance to learn from successful authors coming from different backgrounds and with particular areas of interest.
Composing a piece of writing does not necessarily mean becoming a novelist. These days, creative writing exists in a limitless number of forms, such as social media and blogs, adverts, reviews, or screenplays. Within the 12-weeks program, Write to Work will cover the basis of all the areas mentioned above and beyond. However, most importantly, the main aim of the course is to provide support to all attendants throughout their creative journey and offer a safe virtual hub, where everyone can freely share thoughts and ideas.
Write to Work starts on the 8 February and will be held entirely online. Applications are now open, with the deadline to apply the 26 January. All the details and criteria for eligibility can be found on the Writing on the Wall’s website.