Oh all right, the above isn’t even remotely true, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to refer to the song by the Bangles – in which, rather mystifyingly, they sing about having a UB40 in their hands, which I doubt would do them any good, them being non-UK citizens and all.

Anyway, the point is this: you may already have seen it here, but if not, there’s a writing-related event from the BBC taking place in Liverpool this week.

Auntie Beeb is sponsoring a couple of events – and they’re free of charge – at the Everyword Festival in Liverpool. Specifically, on Friday 25 July (yes, that’s this Friday). The sessions are:

From 5:00pm – 6:30pm, there’s a Q&A session on ‘Writing for BBC Television’ with Hilary Martin (Development Executive), Ellen Taylor (Producer), and Daisy Coulam (Writer), talking about what it’s like to develop drama series, and also about plans for BBC North to develop links with talents in the Liverpool region.

And from 7:45pm onwards at the Docks, there are nine plays being presented – three each from writers in London, Liverpool and Newcastle, which are apparently going to be inspired by the ports in each of these locations.

More information and details on how to book can be found here.

I probably won’t be going along (what with living a couple of hundred miles away), but if you do, let me know if it’s useful.

Nice, I think, to see that writing-related events are taking place in what is, after all, the official European Capital of Culture 2008.