The first stage of this project finished on 31st January 2015 but we are delighted to announce that we will be continuing with this creative blog to 2018 so we will cover the centenary of the war from start to finish. Between now and the end of March we will be updating the blog with the backlog of submissions and work we have – and we will be open again for new submissions of work – for picture and one page – from April.
In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact North End Writers by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to this community creative writing project from Liverpool based charity North End Writers, looking at the centenary of the First World War. This project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, http://www.hlf.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Have you got a picture that evokes the 1914- 1918 war, that strikes a chord with you, something you would like to write about? It could be a photo of a relative who served in WW1, a drawing you’ve completed – in fact any image of an interesting object, building or person linked in some way with the First World War.
Do you have, or would you like to write, a short piece that it inspires? This could be a letter or a poem, a short story or the recollection of a dream – in fact any form of words that you think works with your picture. The only rule is that you must own or have permission to use the image and it has to be your own original writing, no more than 400 words in length.
If you are new to writing but really aren’t sure what or how to write something, North End Writers is holding a number of workshops, where we will support you and help you to get started. The dates and venues are published on the Workshop page and more may be added so keep checking back if you don’t find one that suits.
Outreach: We also have some time available where we can come to your community group and talk to you about the project and how to become part of it – if this sounds of interest please leave a message on the About page and we will get back to you or email us at email@example.com
As well as publishing submissions on this blog we will also be holding exhibitions of selected work at a number of community and arts venues throughout Liverpool.
Why not have a look at the pieces already posted here and keep checking back to see regular updates as more work is added. You can also follow the project on Twitter – @northendwriters
So, once again Welcome! We hope you will enjoy coming here often to see stories, letters, poems and articles by Liverpool people about the impact and meaning of the war and perhaps even submit some of your own work?
As a reminder – your picture should be owned by you (that is, not someone else’s copyright) must be in jpeg format and your writing piece must be no more than 400 words. Please send both as attachments by email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time up to 1st December 2014. Submissions will be published every month.
Alternatively post the image and submission by post to:North End Writers (100 project)
20, Ellerslie Road
Liverpool L13 8AP
If you want to take part but are not confident about an electronic submission send us a brief letter with your contact details (including phone number) and a description of your idea. Let us know about any help you may need to submit your work and one of our volunteers will be in touch to offer advice, including information about useful resources.
Please look at the “Workshops” page on this site for up to date information about our workshops.