Festival of Written Word 2018

Festival of Written Word 2018

Wordpool’s Festival of Written Word returns in May, and we have something to suit everyone’s reading taste….

Tuesday 15 May

Queens of romance Carole Matthews & Fiona Walker will be joining us for a fashionably late afternoon tea at our fundraiser launch event. So don those formals and florals and join us for ‘G & Tea’ at Stanley Park Art Deco Café. Hosted by Hayley Kay of Radio Wave, our fundraising launch event has all the romance, food, music, and laughter needed to soothe the most pragmatic soul.

Wednesday 16 May

We’re really looking forward to brunch with Elisabeth Carpenter at Palatine Library. Elisabeth’s brand of domestic noir will stay with you long after you’ve closed her book. Fantastic author of historical fiction, Joanna Hickson, will be popping in to Moor Park Library to talk about all things Tudor over tea and cake.

Wordpool is going on location. Three exciting debut authors Darren McGarveyC. J. Tudor and Nick Clark Windo will be visiting Blackpool Sixth Form College to speak to the students about their writing.

We’ve got a cracking evening planned at Central Library. Bluemoose Books launch their newest anthology – Seaside Special: Postcards from the Edge with editor Jenn Ashworth, and contributors Andrew Michael Hurley, Anita Sethi and Lucy Wilkinson Yates.

We’re super thrilled to welcome crime writer, comedian and actor Mark Billingham to Blackpool. He’ll be talking about his 14th Tom Thorne book, Love Like Blood (though we are hoping he’ll spill the beans about the cult children’s classic Maid Marian and Her Merry Men too).

Thursday 17 May

We’ll be cosying up to crime author Frances Brody over afternoon tea at Anchorsholme Library. She’ll be talking about her latest novel in the Kate Shackleton series Death in the Stars.

We’ve not forgotten our lovely creative writers either. We’ve teamed up with Comma Press to bring you a day of events to help you hone your skills & learn more about publication.

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