Wordpool Festival 2015 – Friday 3 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

Friday 3 July 2015


danDan Worsley & Karen Charlton discuss Self Publishing

Both ex teachers, Dan and Karen have made successful career changes to writing. Dan is a highly regarded local storyteller who recently self published a collection of short stories for children and Karen’s forays into self publishing have lead her to mainstream publishing. She now writes full time and is currently working on the third Detective Lavender Mystery for Thomas & Mercer.
In conversation with John Simpson Wedge from the Blackpool Museum Project.

11am – Central Library including pastries, coffee and tea.
Tickets – Library Members £2.50 Non Members £3

Elizabeth Freemantly Watch the Lady book jacket

Elizabeth Fremantle – An Interview with John Simpson Wedge
A welcome back to Wordpool for Elizabeth, whose latest novel, Watch the Lady, is the final part of her Tudor Triology. It feature Penelope Devereux, a legendary beauty in the court of Elizabeth I.
Elizabeth Fremantle is also our Twitter Book Club pick, join us for an informal chat about her trilogy on Thursday 2 July at 8pm over on Twitter with #bookpool

12.15pm – Central Library including light lunch
Tickets– Library members £2.50 Non members £3

carys and amanda

Carys Bray & Amanda Brooke in Conversation
Southport-born author Carys Bray’s novel A Song for Issy Bradley won rave reviews for its portrayal of the aftermath of a family tragedy. Amanda Brooke’s decision to write was inspired by a tragedy in her own life, her latest novel is The Missing Husband. Both author’s books examine closely what happens to a character when their world is suddenly and inexplicably changed overnight.

1.45pm – Central Library including refreshments
Tickets– Library members £2.50 Non members £3

Helen Phifer The Ghost House book jacket

Helen Phifer in conversation with Sandra Mangan

Thrilling ghost stories that will keep you up late are what makes Helen’s readers keep coming back for more.A busy novelist with little time to spare, Helen shares the secrets behind writing those page turners.

3pm – Central Library including cake, coffee and tea
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 Friday? Buy our Friday 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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