The Windows Project

The Windows Project

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The Windows Project

The Windows Project

'Creativity through Writing'

Writing is a way of seeing – the ordinary and the extraordinary, from your own
street to the landscape of your dreams. Everyone has a voice that is valuable
and unique. All you need is a pen, a piece of paper – and your imagination!

The Windows Project is a resource of writers and artists from a wide range
of backgrounds and cultures, founded by Dave Calder and Dave Ward in 1976
- bringing together their experience of poetry performances and events,
publications and workshops.

The Project has gone on to encourage creativity through writing across
Merseyside, the north west and beyond...

in the clatter of community halls, under the watchful eye of the museum’s dinosaur, in the silence beside the library shelves, between nervous coughs in waiting rooms, across the pool tables of youth centres, propped up on the pillows of hospital beds, in the concentration of crowded classrooms and the energy of summer play-schemes.

Poems have appeared everywhere – as flapping banners, as the leaves of trees, wound around park railings, painted onto subways, spiralling on mobiles, hot-wired from polystyrene, grilled onto toasties, strung out on kites...

Over 1,000 sessions each year with more than 50 writers and artists – poets and
playwrights, storytellers and novelists who work locally, nationally and internationally.

Founded 1976