The Crime Writers' Association

Crime Writing at Swanwick this Summer

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August 12, 2017 - August 18, 2017

Swanwick Writers’ Summer School runs from 12-18 August is pleased to be running two crime-related courses this year. Kate Bendelow, a serving Crime Scene Investigator with over fifteen years’ experience, will be running a course covering forensic advice for crime writers,  while Stuart Gibbon, a former senior police detective, and now a writing consultant, will be running a course on police procedure. Both are also available for one-to-one sessions to discuss work. There’s also the added bonus of guest speaker Sophie Hannah, author of the new Poirot novels.

The school is a week-long programme for writers of all ages, abilities and genres. Prices start from £465 and the cost includes full board and evening entertainment.  For aspiring writers between 18-30 there is the opportunity to apply for a place on the Top Write scheme at the heavily subsidised price of £100. Full details at



August 12, 2017
August 18, 2017


The Hayes Conference Centre
Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 1AU + Google Map