Creative Writing with Wordpool

For the finale of the Wordpool Festival in Blackpool we have lots of events for those of you who have a bestselling novel waiting to be written, or maybe you’ve written it already! Come to Central Library on Friday 31st March for our What Happens Now? discussion panel.

You’ve Written Your Bestseller…What Happens Now? is at 12pm and the panel features Maura Briskell, from Maura PR & Communications, award winning publicist working with some of the biggest names in literature; Kevin Duffy, head of independent publisher, Bluemoose Books and Anna Chilvers, debut author of ‘Falling Through the Clouds’ and ‘Tainted Love’ both published by Bluemoose Books.

Tickets are £4 and are available at your local library or Eventbrite

Wordpool is excited to be working with Liverpool-based Writing on the Wall to bring you three new writing projects. Come along to find out how you can be involved, pick up your entry packs and/or sign up.

What’s Your Story? is a creative writing course which aims to uncover new stories. Course dates are  3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th April at Palatine Library, sessions £2 each. Postcards To Blackpool use images from the Local History Library’s extensive archives for you to imagine yourself into a new story, writing forward or backward through time, to say “Wish you were here!”. Pulp Idol Comes To Blackpool is for all you aspiring novelists. A competition for new voices where all finalists will have their first chapter published in a new book of  ‘Firsts’ which is sent out to agents and publishers across the country. Tickets to these events are free so come long to Blackpool Central Library from 2pm to develop your skills and increase your confidence.

At 4pm Talk about Torque will be asking us about Re-Learning To Read, an exhibition about new technologies changing the way we read today. A special talk about the new exhibition at the Grundy Art Gallery will be followed by a tour that asks if we all need to relearn to read in an era of social media, emojis and speed reading apps. Tickets are also free for this event.


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