Categories: Author Visits

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 […]

Timehop – Young Adult Fiction Festival

We are incredibly excited about spending the day tomorrow with pupils from Unity Academy and South Shore Academy. We will celebrating all things YA with a fantastic line up of popular YA authors Please note this event is invitation only

Congratulations! Wordpool authors shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2015!

Congratulations to Tasha Kavanagh and Andrew Michael Hurley who have both been nominated for the Costa Novel Award 2015. Both authors have been part of our Wordpool Festival programme in 2015 and we are always delighted when authors we work with go on to receive great success with their work. The entire Wordpool team wish […]

One Day Down but There’s All These Great Talks Tomorrow

One Day Down but There’s All These Great Talks Tomorrow

Dan Worsley and Karen Charlton, How To Make the Grade in Self-Publishing Friday 3 July, 11am, Central Library Both ex-teachers, Dan and Karen have made successful career changes to writing. Dan is a highly regarded local storyteller who has recently self-published a collection of short stories for children and Karen’s forays into self- publishing have […]

Ali Shaw at Wordpool Today

Ali Shaw at Wordpool Today

Ali Shaw started our Wordpool Thurs off… ‘charming’ , ‘endearing’, ‘interesting’, ‘fascinating’ just some of the positive descriptions of Ali’s talk from  today’s audience. And going off book sales and borrows we think he’s gained a lot of new readers in Blackpool.

Elly Griffiths at Wordpool Today

Elly Griffiths at Wordpool Today

Elly Griffiths completely won over her Wordpool audience this afternoon. A really engaging speaker, Elly shared  interesting anecdotes about her life and writing inspirations. It’s Elly’s second appearance at Wordpool and she’s left behind a admiring and growing fanbase.

Helen Phifer – A Few Facts You May Not Know

Helen Phifer – A Few Facts You May Not Know

Helen was nominated for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award 2014 She’s a member of the Crime Writers Association & The Romantic Novelists’ Association Her first book The Ghost House was released in Oct last year and the sequel The Secrets of the Shadows in April this year. Both of them have been Amazon […]