We’re expecting some lively debate at Blackpool Sixth Form College today.
Many thanks to Rebecca Welch and the English Department for hosting this Wordpool special event with three significant new writing talents.
This event is for Blackpool 6th Form College students only
Darren McGarvey is an author, performing artist and columnist based in Glasgow. His best-selling 2017 book Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain’s Underclass, blended memoir, journalism and polemic to make an argument that even the left – as well as the right – misunderstand the complexity of poverty as it is experienced and that many traditional ideas on both the left and right are dangerously outdated.
C J Tudor’s love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and James Herbert. Over the years she has had a variety of jobs, including trainee reporter, waitress, radio scriptwriter, shop assistant, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter and now author. The Chalk Man is her first novel. Sold in 39 countries with major film talks in progress, The Chalk Man promises to be THE BOOK of 2018.
Nick Clark Windo studied English Literature at Cambridge and acting at RADA, and he now works as a film producer and screenwriter. Inspired by his realisation that people are becoming increasingly disconnected from one another, and questions about identity and memory, The Feed is his debut novel. A TV series is already in development.