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Politics and Prose with Julie Anderson

January 25 @ 6:30 pm

In an age in which we are all citizen journalists and political commentators on social media and the political blog has found a place in the mainstream media in a way undreamed of thirty years ago, what place does political fiction have? The power struggles, jealousies and rivalries, or alliances and betrayals of politicians, from Parliament, to White House to Town Hall have always been fodder for the novelist and have often been adapted for the screen. The online event…

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COVID, Corruption and Crony Capitalism with Vicky Pryce, Dr Emily Barritt and Julie Anderson

February 4 @ 7:00 pm

Outraged that the government gave out £17b in contracts to their friends, with 50% of the contracts still undeclared? Confused about the legality of it? Worried about its economic impact? Join our host Claret Press publisher Katie Isbester PhD, as she, with the help of our three guests, asks the hard hitting questions surrounding the PPE scandal, COVID and the UK Government. We will talk with economist Vicky Pryce, who sits on the Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ panel monitoring…

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Blending Fact & Fiction – panel discussion on historical crime fiction

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

CWA LONDON IS THRILLED TO HOST: BLENDING FACT & FICTION with Dr Emma Darwin, Alex Reeve, Luke Deckard, James Benmore and Bonnie MacBird. (NB this online event is hosted by the CWA London Chapter but open to all CWA members and members of the public). Have you ever considered the crime writer as a historian? What about the detective as an archaeologist and or the historian as a detective? In this panel discussion, Dr Emma Darwin (This Is Not A…

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Meet the Crime Writers at the CWA Conference in Torquay 2021


April 16 - April 18

One of the many benefits of being a member of the Crime Writers’ Association is that you get to attend our criminally good conferences. Each year we travel to a different part of the country and have lots of fun, socialising, networking – and listening to fascinating speakers who share their expertise on topics we might be able to use in our next novels. We also talk about how we as an organisation can better serve our members, and discuss…

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