What's your story?

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Presentation from Writing on the Wall which was part of the Cultural Commissioning National Seminar in Doncaster on the 10th June 2014.

Find out more about Cultural Commissioning Programme. http://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/public-services/cultural-commissioning-programme

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What's your story?

  1. 1. What’s Your Story?
  2. 2. Writing on the Wall  • Established in 2000 • Liverpool based  • Writing Development  Agency  • National remit • Month‐long annual Writing  Festival  • Writing based projects 
  3. 3. WoW’s Ethos  • Creative writing can  transform lives • Creativity is essential  for the regeneration of  communities  • Creative production  aids health and  wellbeing
  4. 4. What’s Your Story? • Flexible Programme • Creative writing  • Story Telling  • Stories from unheard  voices • Development of new  writers
  5. 5. Funders Commissioners & Partners  •Arts Council England  •European Social Fund •Merseyside’s Mental  Health Consortium  •The Stroke Association •Refugee Action •Cams Nans
  6. 6. What’s Your Story?  • Weekly Workshops • Group Work  • Individual Learning  Plans • Showcasing Events • Published Anthology
  7. 7. Proven Benefits –WYS? • Increased Confidence & Self Esteem • Reduces isolation • Raises aspirations • Encourages further  engagement • Reduces barriers to  further leaning &      Employment 

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