Two storytelling events are taking place on Thursday, 23rd May at the Bluecoat as part of WoWFest, the Liverpool Literature festival.

I want you to know: A Writing Workshop for Refugees and People from Refugee Families

This is a writing workshop for refugees to tell their stories. Many times, refugees are asked to talk about why they became refugees. We’ll be focusing on stories that you want to tell, whatever those stories might be. The workshop is open to refugees at all levels of writing experience.  It is part of Barbed Wire Fever, a creative exploration of what it means to be a refugee (funded by Arts Council England).

Time: 3.30pm
Tickets: Free, please email [email protected] to book your place
Citizens of Nowhere

Time: 7.00pm

How can refugees and migrants be heard in such a hostile environment? Offering new insights into the experiences of resettling, award-winning writers Jennifer Makumbi and Dina Nayeri join WoWFest 2019 for a unique discussion on migration and refuge, reading from their much-anticipated publications Manchester Happened and the Ungrateful Refugee.

More info here:

Edge Hill University are sponsoring some events as part of WowFest.

For more info on the festival see: