Murderous Medway 2019 – the Panels!

FBCrime Writing Festival 2019

We’re thrilled to release the programme for Murderous Medway!

There’s an All Day Panel Pass available, or you can book individual tickets for each panel:

INDIVIDUAL PANEL TICKETS £7 EACH AVAILABLE HERE

ALL DAY PANEL PASSES £30 AVAILABLE HERE

10.30am-11.30am Location, Location, Location: Elly Griffiths, William Shaw and Lesley Thomson discuss the settings of their novels and how a place can become just as much a character as the heroes.

12.00-1.00pm Politically Thrilling: Henry Hemming, KH Irvine and Gareth Rubin capture the political zeitgeist of the last three years and how it’s informed their work.Chaired by Dr. Kate Bradley.

1.30pm-2.30pm Storybuilders: Guy Fraser-Sampson, Vicky Newham and Linda Regan ponder whether their writing processes make them an architect, an archaeologist or an alchemist.  

2.30pm-3.30pm Late Lunch Break. Sightsee, have dinner (the cafe downstairs is open all day until 7pm) or use your ticket to look around the Huguenot Museum for the discounted price of just £1! 

3.30pm-4.30pm Crime Seen: Crime screenwriters JC WilsherIsabelle Grey and Sally Griffiths shed light on how the likes of Midsomer Murders and Between the Lines come to life on the screen.

5-6pm Lines of Duty: Kent Police detective Lisa Cutts talks to former WPC Gina Kirkham and former police intelligence analyst Elizabeth Haynes on how much freedom they can allow artistic licence to override procedures when crafting their novels.

A exciting line-up, if I say so myself! More information on each author will appear on our blog in due course.

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June Write Then Socialise

Write Then Socialise 22nd June 1-3pm Nucleus Arts Chatham

A slight change of time and venue for this one – Nucleus Arts have invited us along to their Arts fest and have given us their Creative Cabin.

They’re also offering poets and storytellers the chance of an open mic slot, so do contact them direct, if that’s of interest.

I (Jaye) can’t actually be there, so knock yourselves out on my behalf! I’ll be working hard at a script-reading course at Ealing Studios!

April Write Then Socialise

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April’s Write Then Socialise will take place during our annual Terry Pratchett celebration, The Turtle Moves, from 10am-1pm in Rochester Community Hub cafe.

The workshops will be in Room 11 at the Rochester hub, and parents who wish to write while their children are crafting are welcome in there instead. The Juvenile Crafters’ Guild runs from 10.30am-12.30pm

We’re also delighted that writer Kerry Hancock is joining us in Room 11 between 11am-12pm. Born and raised in Medway, her life long dream of becoming an author has been realised with the release of her first book ‘The Task’ due this year. A fantasy adventure for young and old, it’s the first in a trilogy.

Kerry will share her story of how she was picked up by her publisher and do a Q&A on the publishing process.

A World Building Workshop using examples from the Discworld will follow between 1.30-3.30pm. See here for details.

The Turtle Moves World Building Workshop – April 27th

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The ability to create a whole new world is the basis of great fantasy writing.

JRR Tolkien, George RR Martin and of course, Sir Terry Pratchett (yes, I was tempted to stick RR in there) set a very high bar that all writers must strive for when planning their fantastical stories.

Join us as Ben Slythe – using examples from Discworld – takes us step by step into a world populated by anything and everything your imagination can dream up. There have to be rules, as Terry Pratchett explains:

“You are allowed to make pigs fly, but you must take into account the depradations on the local bird life and the need for people in heavily flown over areas to carry stout umbrellas at all times”.

Not to mention an army of people ready to move out with shovels!

Tickets for the workshop are £8 and can be booked here.

Where and When:

Room 11 at the Medway Adult Education, Rochester Community Hub.

1.30pm – 3.30pm, Saturday, April 27th.

It will follow the Juvenile Crafters’ Guild which will take place between 10.30am – 12.30pm.

April’s Write Then Socialise will also take place the same day, from 10am-1pm in the cafe next door. There will be space in Room 11 for parents who wish to write while their children are crafting.

IMG_E3041 (2)We’re also delighted that writer Kerry Hancock is joining us in Room 11 between 11am-12pm. Born and raised in Medway, her life long dream of becoming an author has been realised with the release of her first book ‘The Task’ due this year. A fantasy adventure for young and old, it’s the first in a trilogy.

Kerry will share her story of how she was picked up by her publisher and do a Q&A on the publishing process.

 

No tickets are required for the Juvenile Crafters’ Guild, Kerry’s talk or Write Then Socialise.

Murderous Medway: The Three ‘C’s Crime Writing Workshops

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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.

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