TimeHop – Wordpool’s Young Adult Fiction Festival

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Blackpool Arts & Libraries have a unique opportunity for schools to be a part of, our Young Adult Fiction Festival, TimeHop.

TimeHop will introduce pupils to a wide range of contemporary authors who write fiction specifically for a Young Adult Fiction Audience and their books. We aim to encourage pupils to:

  • develop a love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.
  • use discussion to learn, having the opportunity to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.
  • read critically, studying setting, plot and characterisation and the effects of these.
  • Introduce pupils to successful authors to help them understand ‘how writers write’ and how they write for specific audiences
  • understand the purpose, audience for and context of the writing and on this knowledge to pose questions and contribute to group discussions.
  • 30 pupils from selected schools will also undertake wider project work and produce an individual portfolio of work that encourages reflection, peer review and sharing with others.



If you are a local Blackpool school and would like to take part, please contact kari.singleton@blackpool.gov.uk for an application form.

This opportunity is provided by Blackpool’s Arts and Libraries Wordpool programme and supported by Blackpool Council and the Arts Lottery through Arts Council England. 

June 22 2017


Date: June 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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