June 2014

The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis – Guardian review

We thought we would share The Guardians wonderful review of Lindsey Davis’s new book The Ides of April. Lindsey’s very popular Flavia Albia has quite a following across all our libraries. Come join Lindsey for afternoon tea on Thursday 3 July at Layton Library. Tickets are available from any Blackpool Library or via Eventbrite. We are running […]

altBlackpool have some great Wordpool previews and are running a competition to name our Murder, Mystery cocktail

http://www.altblackpool.co.uk/preview-make-brunch-date-poet-terry/ http://www.altblackpool.co.uk/win-tickets-wordpools-gala-launch-event/ There’s an extra special treat for those lucky enough to be coming to Murder, Mystery and Martinis,  songs from the very fabulous jazz singer Rosie Harrison – she used to work in the library you know! http://www.altblackpool.co.uk/preview-murder-martinis-wordpool-launch-event/  

Polly Atkin

Polly Atkin

We are incredibly fortunate to have Polly judge Blackpool’s first National Poetry Competition which launches during Wordpool next week. Application forms, competition and prize details will be available at the event and then posted on this blog after Mon 7 July 2014. Polly will be reading some if her work. Fri 4 July, 3pm, Central Library. […]

Sophie Hannah – Poems about sex – Poirot

Sophie Hannah – Poems about sex – Poirot

Interesting interview in The Guardian, particularly her thoughts on writing the first Poirot novel since Agatha Christie’s last. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/20/sophie-hannah-poems-about-sex-agatha-christie Come have lunch with Sophie next Thursday and find out more, July 3rd 12.30pm, Central Library. Tickets £5, or £4 for Library Members (incl buffet lunch). Available from Eventbrite or any Blackpool Library.https://lunchwithsophiehannah.eventbrite.com/

Twitter Book Club Pick: Elizabeth is Missing

After the success of our very first Twitter Book Club where we picked The Humans by Matt Haig for World Book Night we are eager to get tweet happy again for Twitter Book Club’s second outing. This time, Elizabeth is Missing by début writer Emma Healey is our hot pick and we can’t wait to […]

La Petite Mort brings Tall Tales to The Giants are coming…

La Petite Mort brings Tall Tales to The Giants are coming…

Blackpool Dance Development have commissioned contemporary dance company La Petite Mort to perform at Wordpool’s Family Day. La Petitie Mort brings the written word to life. Come and meet the oversized performers as they tower above the crowd in the beautiful Italian Gardens of Stanley Park, Blackpool. Stilt walkers move and dance through the space […]

Lisa Wigham’s DIY Publishing Workshop

Lisa Wigham is no stranger to Wordpool, having joined the festival a couple of years ago demonstrating some of her imaginative book making techniques. We are very excited to have this talented artist back as she shows some of her impressive collection of handmade books and will be running a DIY Publishing Workshop at Palatine […]

Sandra Mangan Talked to author Lindsey Davis – but she wasn’t giving much away!

Sandra Mangan Talked to author Lindsey Davis – but she wasn’t giving much away!

Multi award-winning historical crime writer Lindsey Davis was born and brought up in Birmingham. She read English at Oxford, then joined the civil service, which she left in the mid-1980s. Her first published fiction was romantic serials in Woman’s Realm magazine. She started writing about the Romans with The Course of Honour, which tells the […]

Murder, Mystery and Peter Robinson…

We have a rather splendid collection of books by Peter Robinson on our shelves for you to bone up on before our Wordpool launch event Murder, Mystery & Martinis on Wed 2 July. Fresh in today is Children of the Revolution, Peter’s latest in the DCI Banks series. You can meet Peter, along with fellow […]