Protest! event at Writing on the Wall

25 May 2017 - 7.30PM - 6.00

When does a riot become a revolution? When does a demonstration of dissent tip over into a moment of unstoppable political change?
Protest! Stories of Resistance is a new project that asks 20 authors to bring to life crucial moments of British protest. Following fictional characters caught up in real-life struggles, they offer rare insights into the act of protest from a live, street-level perspective.
Featuring stories from writers such as Alexei Sayle, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Kit de Waal and many others, the book covers resistance movements as diverse as the Suffragettes, the Miners Strike, the Peasants' Revolt, and the Civil Rights Movements of the 1960s. Each story has been written in close consultation with a specialist historian or, in the case of more recent protests, in partnership with some of the activists who helped organise them. The resulting fictions are also accompanied by short essays by the historians and activists that worked on them, contextualising the events and offering insights in the political climates that produced them.
At a time when the world needs to re-learn the art of political protest, this project, devised by Manchester's Comma Press, strives to put this 'art' in a wider, historical context.

Featuring: Jacob Ross, Martyn Bedford and Stuart Evers
Venue: Blackburne House, Blackburne Place, Liverpool, L8 7PE
Date: Thursday 25th May 
Doors open: 7pm.
Time: 7.30pm. 
Tickets: £6/£3.

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