Wordpool is working with Liverpool based Writing on the Wall to bring you three new creative writing projects Postcards to Blackpool, What’s Your Story? and Pulp Idol. Come along to find out how you can be involved, pick up your entry packs and/or sign up for the What’s Your Story writing course.
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Postcards to Blackpool: Every Picture Tells a Story
Postcards from Blackpool, using an array of images from the Local History Library’s extensive, unique archives, invites you to imagine yourself into a new story, writing to friends, family, lovers, writing forward or backward through time, letting them know you wish they were here
First-time romances, family holidays, ballroom dances and comedy capers – behind Blackpool’s seafront, the beach, the Tower and the world-famous illuminations, are a hidden history of untold stories.
What stories lie behind Blackpool’s famous façade; what tales could the tower tell?
PULP IDOL Comes to Blackpool!
Are you an aspiring novelist hoping to get your work published? This could be the competition is for you. Focussing on new and unheard voices, with huge success from previous finalists, this is an opportunity or new writers to have their novel showcased to the public, reaching new audiences and getting your first chapter in front of agents and publishers.
The Writing on the Wall Festival has been running Pulp Idol competition since 2006, with an exciting string of heats across Liverpool before a final judged by some of the leading names in the industry.
All finalists will have their first chapter published in our book of ‘Firsts’, available in shops and is also sent out to agents and publishers across the country.
The winner of the Blackpool heat will go forward to the grand final held in Liverpool during the Writing on the Wall Festival in May 2017.
Deadline for entry: Midnight Sunday 16th April 2016
Blackpool Heat: Thurs 11th May
Liverpool Final: to be confirmed
What’s Your Story?
Everybody has a story to tell. What’s yours?
A creative writing course which aims to uncover new stories from unheard voices. Over four weeks you will be guided through the creative process, from gathering ideas to completing a first draft. You will look at different forms of storytelling: short story, poetry, flash fiction and spoken word. Your will be free to write in whichever form you prefer developing at your own rate.
This is a unique opportunity for aspiring writers to develop their writing skills and confidence in a creative, supportive environment.
Course dates: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th April
2-4pm at Palatine Library.
Sessions £2 each.