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Writing on the Wall (WoW), established in 2000, is Liverpool’s longest running writing and literary organisation. WoW is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and was awarded ‘Outstanding’ for our commitment to and application of The Creative Case for Diversity. WoW celebrates writing, diversity, tolerance, literature, spoken-word, story-telling and humour through writing, discussion, performance, inquiry and debate. WoW works with diverse communities across Merseyside, organising projects and events, and publishing new books, to engage audiences and use creativity and creative writing to highlight and tackle social and economic injustice and inspire personal and social transformations. WoW offers a platform for change, bringing together local writers and audiences with the best national and international writers, artists and social commentators. Writing on the Wall is underpinned by the following values: * A belief in the individual worth and latent creative talent of people * A commitment to celebrating diversity; enabling access to, and stimulating interest in festival activities and projects from underrepresented individuals and communities. * A commitment to offering the whole community an opportunity to participate and the continued encouragement of emerging, aspiring and established writing talent * A commitment to quality and innovation in all the activities delivered through the Festival. * Celebrating creative writing in all its forms: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, film, theatre, spoken word & song. The aims of Writing on the Wall are: * To produce a festival that becomes a landmark event, not only on the Merseyside cultural calendar, but also on the international stage. * To provide a showcase event for local emerging and established literary talent that is truly representative of Liverpool and its culture, thereby helping writers and writing flourish. * To contribute towards Liverpool’s development as a centre of cultural excellence and diversity. * To awaken the general population to the city's writing heritage and future through accessible events and projects within their own communities. * To bring the best of international writing to contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of the new writing emerging from the festival events and projects.
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