Writing on the Wall announces new Writer on the Bloc – Patrice Lawrence

Writing on the Wall announces new Writer on the Bloc – Patrice Lawrence

by Culture Liverpool

Writing on the Wall launches next writer in residence as part of online writing centre.

From the success of previous Writers on the Bloc, Writing on the Wall (WoW) kicks off 2021 with their next writer in residence, Patrice Lawrence.

Combining social engagement, activism, community and literature since June 2020, The Writer’s Bloc: Community & Creativity is a unique online writing centre that champions creativity from all walks of life.

Previous writers in residence have included Yvonne Battle-Felton, Anthony Anaxagorou, Cash Carraway, Ailsa Cox, Lowkey, Ytasha L. Womack, Winnie M Li and more recently, Joelle Taylor. During their residencies, artists have led free workshops and discussions for local communities to interact with.

Patrice Lawrence will begin a three-week residency from Monday 25th January.

Patrice Lawrence is an award-winning writer, whose debut YA novel, Orangeboy, won the Bookseller YA Prize and the Waterstones Prize for Older Children’s Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award and many regional awards. Indigo Donut, her second book, was shortlisted for the Bookseller YA Prize, was Book of the Week in The Times, The Sunday Times and The Observer, and was one of The Times’ top children’s books in 2017. Both books were nominated for the Carnegie Award. Her exciting new novel, Eight Pieces of Silva, was published by Hodder in August 2020.

Patrice will host a special In-conversation session on 25th January, plus pre-bookable one-to-ones; Write Here Write Now writing prompt sessions; and sessions on diversity in publishing.

The Writer’s Bloc, which is funded by The National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, Liverpool City Region Covid-19 Emergency Funding and The Steve Morgan Foundation, follows the success of the WoWFEST’s first ever virtual writing festival this May.

More information about Patrice’s residency can be found here.

You can watch Patrice talking about her residency below

For further information about The Writer’s Bloc, visit and/or email [email protected]

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