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Write Now! A series of virtual events for Blackpool schools

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Throughout June, pupils in ALL Blackpool schools are invited to join in with a range of brilliant author events. With four to choose from, pupils can hear from published authors of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, to learn more about what drives them to write, and where they find inspiration.

Each session lasts 45 minutes, and will entertain and inspire students, helping them to discover a love of writing – sharing how writing can help you to get to where you need to go.

To claim a free place, teachers and home educators can register for each event using the links below.

Meet the four fantastic authors

Burhana Islam, Tuesday 11 June, 1:30-2:15pm

Burhana Islam is the author of the Mayhem Mission series, and a storyteller who is passionate about exploring themes of heritage, belonging, identity and faith in her work. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University before deciding to become a secondary school teacher, sharing her love for stories with a new generation of curious, young minds.

Register for our session with Burhana here

Liz Flanagan, Friday 14 June, 10-10:45am

Liz Flanagan is an award-winning author who writes for children and young adults. Her books include the Wildsmith series, illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton; the Legends of the Sky series, and Eden Summer (nominated for the Carnegie Medal).

Register for our session with Liz here

Joshua Seigal, Tuesday 18 June, 2-2:45pm

Joshua Seigal is the author of I don't Like Poetry, and is a highly acclaimed, award-winning professional poet and performer who uses poetry to develop literacy skills and inspire confidence and ​creativity in communication. He has an MA in Writing and Education, he’s worked in hundreds of schools, libraries and festivals around the world, has books published by Bloomsbury, HarperCollins and other major publishers, and he has also written and performed for BBC television.

Register for our session with Joshua here

Kate Hale, FACTopia!

Kate Hale is a writer, editor and professional fun fact finder. A former executive editor for National Geographic Kids Books, she’s edited or written about everything from dog communication to wacky roadside attractions, biographies of inspiring scientists to profiles of the cutest animals on Earth. Kate also co-created and hosted the award-winning kids' radio programme The Weird But True Show! on SiriusXM, which covers weird but totally true facts about the human body, animals, space, and everything in between. When she’s not hunting for new facts, Kate enjoys gardening, playing video games and planning road trips to national parks.

The link to download Kate's session will be available at the end of June.

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