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Hastings Literary Festival

August 30 - September 1

We have a series of workshops for writers, performances, panel discussions, a book fair, films, lots of author talks, competitions (short story, poem and flash fiction) with great prizes, free events for children and of course the opportunity to meet and mingle with a wide range of writers.  Over 50 events (plus some still to be announced). Speakers include Christopher Priest, George Orwell’s son Richard Blair talking about his father’s work and legacy, MP Rachel Reeves, Alice Roberts, Lucy Cooke,…

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Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

September 12 - September 15

East Anglia’s largest annual celebration of crime writing returns to Norwich on 12 – 15 September 2019. Join us in Norwich UNESCO City of Literature for a four-day spectacular of author readings, panel discussions on hot topics, exhibitions, book signings, free events, food, fun and more. This year’s special guests include: George Alagiah, Louise Doughty, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, James Runcie, Denise Mina, Lisa Jewell, Sarah Hilary, Martin Walker, Erin Kelly and many more.   FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS The Noirwich Lecture – presented…

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Morecambe & Vice Crime Writing Festival

September 28 @ 9:00 am - September 29 @ 4:30 pm

In September 2017, Morecambe & Vice made its sparkling debut at the glorious Morecambe Winter Gardens. Described as a weekend ‘full of warmth, wit and wisdom’, authors, speakers and guests from across the globe flocked to the sunny seaside for a weekend filled with criminal shenanigans. Now, in 2019 we are back for our third year running! This year the North West’s quirkiest crime-writing festival will be bigger and better than ever before! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and Twitter…

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Tresco Residential Mystery Writing Retreat

October 2 - October 7

Draw inspiration from island surroundings as writer Hannah Dennison helps take the mystery out of writing a mystery! Whether you’re starting something new, have a mystery novel in progress or just want to learn more about the mystery writing process this workshop is for you. Hannah Dennison’s teaching and the evocative landscape of Tresco intertwine to form an ideal incubator for creative concepts, plots and complex characters. The retreat will take place from Wednesday 2nd – Monday 7th October 2019, and…

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Glenis Wilson – Dead Heat (A Harry Radcliffe Mystery)

November 2 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm

Join Glenis on from 2nd – 3rd November at Lowdhams, to discuss his latest Horse Racing Mystery in the Harry Radcliffe Series:  No.4, entitled – ‘DEAD HEAT’ published by Severn House Publishers. Jump jockey Harry Radcliffe is forced to turn reluctant sleuth yet again in the fourth of this fast-paced, highly entertaining racing mystery series. Champion jockey Harry Radcliffe is wracked with guilt, reeling from the knowledge that his recent attempt to solve the murder of local prostitute Alice Goode…

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Events for crime readers

Author talks, book launches, festivals and much more