How to submit your work to us – a reminder

 

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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 northendwriters@gmail.com

We will be publishing submissions here and also holding exhibitions of selected work at a number of community and arts venues throughout the city region.

Why not have a look at the pieces already uploaded 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?

Please be patient with the look of this website, like all good things it will flourish and grow over time and we value your feedback which can be left on the About page.

Pauline Rowe – Project Lead: 100 Pictures – 100 Pages

 

 

 

 

New contributions

Thank you to David Subacchi, Alan Johnson, Flora Small, Graham Scott, Alan Thomas, Irene Stuart for some excellent poetry which has been posted this week on a range of themes both personal and historical.  Please make sure you keep 100 Pictures -100 Pages in mind for your writing and art related to the first world war.

Anniversary of the start of World War 1

Many of us lit candles and turned out the lights in our houses last night between 10 pm and 11 pm to mark the solemn moment when the world changed one hundred years ago at the outbreak of World War 1.  “The lamps are going out all over Europe,” stated Lord Grey, the then Foreign Minister –  “We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

North End Writers joined the commemorative event organised by The Royal British Legion and Tuebrook Central Residents Association on 3rd August from 1 pm – 5 pm.  Stephen Twigg MP was in attendance, Tuebrook Councillors Steve Radford, Hazel Williams and Kevin Morrison and the Mrs Abila Pointing, the High Sheriff of Merseyside.

We were treated to a superb lecture from Professor Frank McDonagh on the origins of the Great War, with some lively questions and answers to follow.  North End Writers members then shared readings and music with the guests which included moving performances from Alan Thomas, Graham Scott, Peter de Lane, Irene Stuart, Donna Gold with music from John Rowe.  Readings included famous war poems The Soldier by Rupert Brook and Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est…   The Project Lead, Pauline Rowe, sang And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda.   There was also an excellent display of memorabilia and a stall about LJMU’s project Merseyside at War 1914-1918.

It felt good to be in such good company to honour and remember the beloved dead.

Launch event

On 9th July 20 local people met at the Hope Centre in the Christ Church building, Buckingham Road, Tuebrook for the launch of our project, 100 Pictures-100 Pages.  Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, we at North End Writers are inviting anyone with something to say about the First World War to send us a piece of writing – up to 400 words – along with the picture that inspired it.

The picture can be an old family photo, an image of a local building, a drawing or painting, or something found in a book or magazine – anything that strikes a personal chord. The writing can take any form – fiction, a story told by a relative living at the time of the war, a poem, or a reflection on the way the war has affected life today.

You can send in your picture and your writing any time until December 1st, either by e-mail (northendwriters@gmail.com ) or post (address below).

A number of writing workshops are taking place over the coming months, to help anyone who is unsure about where to begin, or how to go about producing something. The next one is on Wed 23rd July starting at 6.30 pm at the Hope Centre hall, Christ Church on Buckingham Road, Tuebrook.

Submissions will be put onto the website as they come in to form a lasting archive. In December, 100 will be selected showing the widest range of associations to the war, and the best writing about it. Some of these will also be used for exhibitions around Merseyside.

It is hoped that the project will help to connect Liverpool people with their own links to World War 1, as well as to promote the pleasure and satisfaction of writing.

North End Writers (100 project) 20, Ellerslie Road, Tuebrook, Liverpool L13 8AP

And we’re off…

The team at North End Writers is looking forward to our launch event on 9th July at the Hope centre, Christ Church on Buckingham Road starting at 6 pm. We already have some work published on our blog for 100 Pictures – 100 Pages and are delighted to be receiving submissions already. We have stories from North End Writers members Graham Scott and Irene Stuart, a poem from Ms J.K. Price, a short article about the Liverpool PALS from Brian Linford and are looking forward to a wide range of Liverpool stories and pictures commemorating the First World War.

This project is open to everyone who is interested in writing something about the war. You don’t have to be a member of North End Writers to be part of it although you’d be very welcome to join us.

Welcome to our Project

HLFHI_BLK

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 northendwriters@gmail.com

We will be publishing submissions here and also holding exhibitions of selected work at a number of community and arts venues throughout the city region.

Why not have a look at the pieces already uploaded 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?

Please be patient with the look of this website, like all good things it will flourish and grow over time and we value your feedback which can be left on the About page.

Pauline Rowe – Project Lead: 100 Pictures – 100 Pages