Categories: Wordpool Festival 2017

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 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 […]