About Us

Clear Lines started as the UK’s first-ever festival dedicated to addressing sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion. Founded and crowdfunded by volunteers in 2015, it was a truly special grassroots success -- and is still going. Clear Lines was born out of the need to create an open, honest, and inclusive conversation around these experiences, to replace the shame and silence with insight, understanding, and community. Since our two multi-day festivals in 2015 and 2017, we now hold a series of events online, in London, and further afield, often partnering with organisations to create a survivor-centered, arts-inspired dialogue around sexual violence and abuse.

 We’re coming to liverpool on the 20th may!

We’re so excited to launch our first events out of London this May in collaboration with WoWFEST

A literary evening of discussion with Winnie M Li and Clare Shaw

A lively, honest discussion with our Co-Founder Winnie M Li and the unforgettable Clare Shaw, whose award-winning writing, drawn from their own experiences, addresses sexual violence and consent.  Through the very different mediums of poetry and fiction, Clare and Winnie use language to capture the human truths behind sexual trauma, and challenge the injustice of gender-based violence.  They’ll be in conversation with Gill Moglione MBE, Vice Chair of The Women’s Organisation, who has spent 30 years working with domestic and sexual abuse survivors. 

Monday, 20 May, 6:30pm (Doors at 6pm). You can read more and get your tickets (£4/2) here.

Join us in Liverpool for a lively, honest discussion with our Co-Founder Winnie M Li and the unforgettable Clare Shaw,

Workshops for writing lived experience

Earlier in the afternoon of Monday 20th May, we’re also collaborating with WoWFEST to hold two exclusive creative writing workshops addressing lived experiences of sexual trauma. Join Winnie and Clare at this event as they lead these safe spaces, using poetry (Clare) and prose (Winnie) to explore difficult and personal stories.

These workshops are limited in number, and only to individuals affected by sexual trauma. No prior writing experience necessary. 

Sign up by emailing info@writingonthewall.org.uk. Remember to bring £2 with you on the day!

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