Writing on the Wall launches new virtual writing centre

Aspiring novelists, playwrights and poets from across Liverpool are invited to share their stories and experiences from the Covid-19 pandemic as part of a new virtual writing centre created by Writing on the Wall.

Established in a bid to inspire the next generation of writers and champion those already in the field, The Writer’s Bloc: Community & Creativity will be home to resident ‘Writers on the Bloc’ and provide access to free workshops and discussions featuring literary experts.

Tackling emotive and hard-hitting subjects such as the Black Lives Matter movement, mental health and domestic abuse during lockdown, the Writer’s Bloc aims to connect people virtually. It is hoped that the programme will be expanded to encompass a physical event at a later stage.

The Writing on the Wall website states:

“The Writer’s Bloc is a digital space responding to the mental health and social emergency arising out of Covid-19. The Bloc will help people to share stories and experiences during this pandemic, develop new writing skills, reduce social isolation and support the arts industry across the Liverpool City region. Combining social engagement with activism and literature the Writer’s Bloc is a unique online writing centre that looks to find new ways to connect people now, to be followed by a live, physical Writer’s Bloc in the future.”

Visit the Writer’s Bloc by Writing on the Wall.

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