Creative Writing & Storytelling Workshop - The Book of Tehran at WoWFest Liverpool

8 May 2019 - 5.00PM - 3.00

Wed, 8 May 2019

 

17:00 – 18:30 

 

Venue:

Toxteth Library

Windsor Street

Liverpool

L8 1XF

 

Persian poetry and storytelling’s rich imagery, metaphors, imaginative rhythm, tone, playful satire and comedy, has had a huge influence on the West. This workshop will encourage writers to explore how these themes through creative exercises and group storytelling. In partnership with Comma Press, Iranian Cultural Society of Liverpool, Visiting Arts.
 
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!
 
All welcome at any level of experience.

Manchester based Comma Press’s The Book of Tehran, is a new addition to their award-winning Reading the City series of short story collections, which  asks: How much do we in Britain actually know about Tehran? As the capital city of a country that much of the West is increasingly turning its back on, it's easy to forget the richness, creativity and vibrancy of a city that has for decades produced some of the most inventive voices in the Middle East.
 
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.
 
Visiting Arts fosters understanding between cultures through artistic exchange and has worked with Iranian artists for over a decade.

 

Tickets: Free, booking is advised.