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My City: Creative Writing & Storytelling Workshop - Persian Focus

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Storytelling and food bring us together. What is your experience of city life in Liverpool? What can we learn from different styles of writing, language and interpretations across cultures?

Persian poetry and storytelling has had a huge influence on the West - seeped in rich imagery and metaphors, imaginative rhythm and tone, playful satire and comedy. Taking inspiration from The Book of Tehran - a new collection of short stories centred around the vibrant cosmopolitan capital city of Iran - we will explore how these themes apply to your place of writing through creative exercises and group storytelling.

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. Suitable for ages 15+.

This event is organised by Visiting Arts as part of WoWFest 2019 in partnership with Comma Press, the Iranian Cultural Society of Liverpool and supported by the Awesome Foundation: Liverpool.



Writing on the Wall (WoW) is a dynamic, Liverpool-based organisation which celebrates writing in all its forms through year-round writing development projects and an annual month-long literature festival. WoW are part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio for Literature and have become a unique part of the cultural land scape of the Northwest. Throughout the entire month of May, the annual WoWFest presents an eclectic mix of local, national and international writers, spoken word performers, commentators and artists. The festival embraces a broad range of writing including journalism fiction and non-fiction, poetry, song-writing, and storytelling. WoWFest invites audiences to engage with crucial questions, diverse cultures, new ideas and artistic excellence in the beautiful venues and spaces that Liverpool has to offer.


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.

The Awesome Foundation is a global community providing grants to support awesome projects include initiatives in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more. Many awesome projects are novel or experimental, and evoke surprise and delight. Awesome sometimes challenges and often inspires. Read more about the Awesome Foundation Liverpool Chapter.

Visiting Arts fosters understanding between cultures through artistic exchange and has worked with Iranian artists for over a decade.

Manchester based Comma Press is publishing ‘The Book of Tehran’, a new addition to their award-winning ‘Reading the City’ series of short story collections, in April 2019. This collection 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.

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