Wordpool Festival 2015 – Thursday 2 July

Wordpool Festival 2015
 Blackpool Arts and Libraries Festival of Words brings you four days of author visits, performances and workshops.


We’ll be keeping you updated on all of Wordpool Festival’s events, here’s what’s happening on

Thursday 2 July 2015


Ali Shaw The Man who Rained UKPB cover full sizeElevenses with Ali Shaw
Author of The Man Who Rained, ‘A wonderful atmospheric novel that reads like an adult fairytale,’ RED, the award winning The Girl with Glass Feet and the eagerly awaited The Trees, Ali Shaw’s writing is magical, powerful and always surprising.

11am – Central Library with pastries, tea & coffee
Tickets– Library members £2.50 Non-members £3

Tasha Kavanagh Things We Have in Common book jacketIn Discussion with Tasha Kavanagh
Debut novelist, children’s author and former film editor, Tasha’s The Things We Have in Common is a tale of loneliness and teenage obsession with a chilling and haunting ending. A novel pipped for success that you will be talking about long after you’ve turned the last page!

12.30pm – Central Library includes light lunch
Tickets– Library members £2.50 Non- members £3

untitledAuthor Talk with Elly Griffiths
Our Crime Readers Club pick, Elly’s return to Blackpool has been eagerly awaited. A candid and genrous spearer, you will enjoy hearing the author of the successful Ruth Galloway series talk about her new novel The Ghost Fields and The Zig Zag Girl (set in 1950’s Brighton)

2.30pm – Central Library includes cake, tea and coffee
Tickets– Library members £2.50 Non-members £3

RC Bridgestock Killer Smile book jacket

 Bob & Carol Bridgestock- A Talk by the Crime Writing Duo
The crime fighters turned crime writer share the secrets behind their successful DI Dylan series and some of the insider knowledge that has made them consultants for the TV series Happy Valley and Scott & Bailey

4pm – Central Library includes refreshments
Tickets– Library members £2.50 Non-members £3

– demi HB ProfileIn Discussion with Colette Snowden
An exciting preview for the Manchester based debut author Colette Snowden’s The Secret to Not Drowning. It is a stunning book about the emotional abuse in a marriage and due to be released this summer.

6pm – Central Library includes a sundowner snack
Tickets– Library members £2.50 Non members £3


This year we’ve introduced a Wordpool Festival Pass which guarantees you entry into all of the Wordpool events across the four days.
Tickets for non members are £16 and only £12 for library members.

Only free on Thursday? Buy our Thursday Day Pass!

To guarantee a place at these events book your tickets through Eventbrite or pop into any Blackpool Library.
Remember, if you are a library member, you can get your ticket at a discounted price- to join simply pop into your local library and fill out a form. We’ll get you joined up there and then!

Like the look of this event? Have a look what else is happening at this year’s Wordpool Festival…



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