Wow Festival 2007

The Writing on the Wall Festival 2007, a programme of events that celebrates writing, diversity, tolerance and humour through controversy, inquiry and debate, gets into full swing in Liverpool this week. Among this year’s highlights: Maozzam Begg, who was detained at Gauntanamo Bay for three years, will be talking to Mirror journalist Brian Reade tonight, May 14, at Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 34 Princes Road, L8 1TH – entry £4/£2 on the door; History Day, Tuesday, May 15, including talks, walks, drinks and discussion (full details here); Pulp Idol, an event in which unpublished writers get a chance to shine (heats Tuesday to Thursday, with final on Friday May 18th, at Hemingways, 52 Duke Street, L1 5AA); Louis de Bernieres, author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, delivers poetry and accompanies an array of instruments (Thursday, 17th May at Blackburne House, Blackburne Place, off Hope Street – tickets £10/£8 from the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall box office); Hillsborough Screening with Jimmy McGovern, the Hillsborough scriptwriter, and Professor Phil Scraton to discuss notions of ‘truth’ as they relate to the disaster (Thurs, May 17th at 7.30pm, the Lighthouse, Oakfield Road, Anfield L4 OUF. Tickets from the Lighthouse box office on 0151 476 2342). There’s much else besides. Visit the Wow Website.


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