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‘The Writers Bus’ to tour Liverpool City Region

Liverpool Writes community writing bus to tour across communities and neighbourhood venues in Liverpool offering FREE creative writing opportunities to members of the public of all ages and abilities.

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
Weds 19th JanuaryLiverpool Central Library- Official Launch then travelling to Granby Adult Learning Centre
Starting at Central Library- William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EW, for one hour then driving to Granby Adult Centre, 79 Granby Street
L8 2TU
Thurs 20th JanLIFE Rooms Bootle/ Huge Baird CollegeHugh Baird University Centre – Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 7EW.
Fri  21st JanIncredible Edibe KnowsleyRoby Rd, Huyton, Liverpool L16 3NA
Sat 22nd JanROMA CommunityCullen Street, L8 0QY
Sun 23rd Jan Pier Head Liverpool City Centre
Mon 24th JanRotunda109 Great Mersey St, Kirkdale, Liverpool L5 2PL
Tues 25th JanIrish Centre6 Boundary Ln, Liverpool L6 5JG
Weds 26th JanLIFE Rooms WaltonEvered Ave, Liverpool L9 2AF
Thurs 27th JanTuebrook MarketW Derby Rd, Tuebrook, Liverpool L6 4BR
Fri 28th JanGateacre SchoolHedgefield Rd, Liverpool L25 2RW
Sat 29th JanTuebrook MarketW Derby Rd, Tuebrook, Liverpool L6 4BR
Sun 30th JanPalm HouseSefton 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

Chair of Education and Skills Select Committee

You can find more information on the Liverpool Year of Writing HERE

If you would like a discussion about engagement, please contact: 

Project coordinator, John Maguire, info.2021@yearofwriting@gmail.com

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