#MurderousMedway event! An evening of performances so good, they’re criminal!
With five panels of brilliant crime writers, a murder mystery evening and writing workshops over the weekends of 6th and 13th October, this is a must for crime readers and writers alike.
Saturday 13 October 10am-4pm.
We wanted to have a day of workshops from which you could leave with a blueprint for your own story. This could be one you’ve been working on for some time and need to kick start, or one where you have just the seed of an idea and need to nurture it. Either way, these workshops covering Concept, Character and Conflict will help you thrash out the story you need to tell.
Truth is stranger than fiction – it has to be, since in fiction, everything has to make sense. Loose ends need to be tied up and usually, for a really satisfying read, the perpetrator of the crime is caught by the cleverness of our detective.
How do authors get to the nitty gritty of criminal law procedure? Most will speak to the experts – those dealing with real crime day in, day out.
For this panel though, we bring together the experts themselves, whose non writing profession informs their fictional crime writing through first hand experience.
There’s a reason – several, actually – why crime drama is so popular on television. The thrill of a chase, the whodunnit factor, the edge of seat menace. Our Crime Seen panel at the festival consists of three authors infinitely qualified to discuss why taking crime and thriller books to screen is so successful, as well as give us an insight into the creation of their own work.
Our first dedicated crime writing festival is shaping up to be a belter!
Top crime writer Mark Billingham will be headlining, topping off an exciting day of panels around all aspects of crime writing.
Mark will be in conversation with our Patron, author and serving detective, Lisa Cutts, whose latest book, Lost Lives, is being released later this year by Simon and Schuster.