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Crime Writing Day

28th March 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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From Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie to Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, crime has arguably become the most popular genre in British fiction. Join us for a day of events as we examine the subject in depth with perceptive insights and handy tips from industry practitioners and professionals. Whether you’re a writer of crime yourself, or a fan, or simply a reader, this is something you won’t want to miss.

10am : Crime Fiction as Fairytale with Rebecca Tope

Ghost writer for the Rosemary & Thyme TV series, Rebecca will establish a link between the Whodunit and other mystery genres from earlier times.

11.15am : You’ll Die Laughing with Olga Wojtas

Whether it’s deadpan, quirky or black, Olga argues that humour can be a key element in cosy crime and is essential for an entertaining read.

1.30pm : The Art of the Whodunit with Martin Edwards

Winner of multiple crime writing awards, Martin Edwards discusses what makes the perfect whodunit with crime buff Dr Angela Ranson.

2.45pm : Making Crime Pay – Getting Published with Allan Guthrie

Agent and editor Allan Guthrie offers industry-insider tips and tricks to help navigate the current marketplace for crime.

4pm : Crime Panel Discussion and Q&A

Rebecca, Olga, Martin and Allan come together to discuss all things crime-writing related. Bring your questions for the panel to answer!

Each event is individually priced at £8.

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28th March 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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