Storytelling and food bring us together. What is your experience of city life in Liverpool? What can we learn from different styles of writing, language and interpretations across cultures?
Persian poetry and storytelling has had a huge influence on the West – seeped in rich imagery and metaphors, imaginative rhythm and tone, playful satire and comedy. Taking inspiration from The Book of Tehran – a new collection of short stories centred around the vibrant cosmopolitan capital city of Iran – we will explore how these themes apply to your place of writing through creative exercises and group storytelling.
Grow your confidence, pick up some new skills in creative writing and storytelling, and learn something unexpected about the cities of Liverpool and Tehran. Feast on great stories and Persian foods. Come away with new friendships!
This event is free to attend! All welcome at any level of experience.
This event is organised by Visiting Arts as part of WoWFest 2019 in partnership with Comma Press, the Iranian Cultural Society of Liverpool and supported by the Awesome Foundation: Liverpool.
The Book of Tehran has been developed as part of Visiting Arts’ programme promoting greater awareness of contemporary Iranian literature and culture in the UK and encouraging high quality Persian to English translation.
Writing on the Wall (WoW) is a dynamic, Liverpool-based organisation which celebrates writing in all its forms through year-round writing development projects and an annual month-long literature festival. WoW are part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio for Literature and have become a unique part of the cultural land scape of the Northwest. Throughout the entire month of May, the annual WoWFest presents an eclectic mix of local, national and international writers, spoken word performers, commentators and artists. The festival embraces a broad range of writing including journalism fiction and non-fiction, poetry, song-writing, and storytelling. WoWFest invites audiences to engage with crucial questions, diverse cultures, new ideas and artistic excellence in the beautiful venues and spaces that Liverpool has to offer.
The Iranian Cultural Society of Liverpool (ICSL) is a charity responding to the needs of the Iranian community of Liverpool and its surrounding area – promoting the rich Iranian culture, safeguarding the Farsi language through educational and community engagement/ social programmes.
The Awesome Foundation is a global community providing grants to support awesome projects include initiatives in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more. Many awesome projects are novel or experimental, and evoke surprise and delight. Awesome sometimes challenges and often inspires. Read more about the Awesome Foundation Liverpool Chapter.