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Presenting our Most Marvellous Family Day yet…

  We had a magical time at our twelfth annual Family Day in Stanley Park! Pssst! You can find more of Jill Reidy’s vibrant photos from Family Day over in our gallery The sun shone brightly down on a day jam-packed with lots of exciting things to make, do, and see. There was something amazing […]

Join our Short Story Writing Course

Are you an aspiring short story writer, or a creative writer interested in exploring a new form? Or do you simply fancy trying something a bit different this year? Independent publisher Comma Press are delighted to partner with Wordpool to deliver a bespoke short story course with published short story writer and author Tania Hershman. […]

Festival of Written Word 2018

Wordpool’s Festival of Written Word returns in May, and we have something to suit everyone’s reading taste…. Tuesday 15 May Queens of romance Carole Matthews & Fiona Walker will be joining us for a fashionably late afternoon tea at our fundraiser launch event. So don those formals and florals and join us for ‘G & Tea’ […]

Poetry Competition

We’re so excited to be launching our poetry competition this week! This year our winning entry will have an extra special prize, in addition to winning £200 in cash to spend, your poem will also be projected on the world famous Blackpool Tower. Submitted poems should focus on the topic of illuminate; we’re looking for […]

Pulp Idol Final in Liverpool

The Wordpool Team had a grand day out on Saturday to Liverpool’s WOWFEST, to support Blackpool’s two ‘Pulp Idol’ finalists Lisa and Beverley. They both did Wordpool and Blackpool proud reading three minutes of their first chapters to the panel and fielding some quite challenging questions. Beverley and Lisa shared some thoughts about their Pulp […]

Pulp Idol Blackpool Heat Winners…

Congratulations to Beverley Bannister and Lisa Phillips who go through to the final of Pulp Idol 2017 being held in Liverpool on 20 May. Exciting times for two deserving winners. The Blackpool heat, held at Central Library on 11 May, was a fun occasion. Eight finalists read out 3 minutes of their chapter in front of Writing […]

What’s Your Story – A Review

Wordpool Festival collaborated with Liverpool-based, Writing on the Wall for a four week creative writing course, What’s Your Story, which came to an end this week.  Sue, who signed up for the course, has been keeping us up to date with the sessions… Week One: Round table brief introductions. Twelve ardent participants raring to go. Pens at […]

What’s Your Story? Creative Writing Course with Writing on the Wall

We have joined up with Liverpool’s Writing on the Wall for What’s Your Story? a creative writing short course. Join poet and author Helen Dring as she delivers this four week course which aims to connect individuals and communities, developing opportunities for self-expression, using group-work and dedicated time to ensure accessibility and collective encouragement for members […]

Wordpool Family Day Artist Opportunity

Background to Wordpool Festival Blackpool’s Wordpool Festival is a partnership between Arts & Library Services, managed by Lynne Pattinson, Arts Development Officer and Clancy Mason, Reader Development Manager with the help of a dedicated steering group and team of volunteers. Our audiences are growing year on year and are always enthusiastic and welcoming. Wordpool 2017 […]

1967 was a good year for buses

…and we’ve hired a beauty to take you on a memorable reader’s journey for Wordpool’s Festival Thursday. It’s a 1967 Leyland Titan PD3 in original Blackpool Transport livery. These trusty transport stalwarts were a familiar sight around the Blackpool area until the 1980’s. Join us for a nostalgic trip back in time as for one […]