Liverpool's literary heritage is built on the spoken word. This exhibition looks at how writers have drawn on the city and particularly its love of storytelling to create world renowned drama and fiction.
The displays show how writers have found inspiration in Liverpool's turbulent history and how key works have changed national and international perceptions of the city.
Beginning with Liverpool's much-loved saga writers, the exhibition uses specially commissioned film and multimedia pieces to look at the amazing variety of literary works that have come out of the city in the last 50 years. Contributing writers include Jimmy McGovern, Alan Bleasdale, Phil Redmond and Willy Russell.
There are also displays on the pioneering work of the Everyman Theatre in the 1970s and 80s and poetry in the city, from the Mersey sound of the 60s to contemporary writers like Levi Tafari and Eleanor Rees.
Could you be the next Beryl Bainbridge or Willy Russell? Why not enter the Inspired by my museum writing competition. Hurry up though - the closing date is 10 March 2014. See the Inspired by museum writing competition page for details.