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Cultural Appropriation in Literature & Writing across Cultural Boundaries

December 7 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

On Dec 7 @ 7pm GMT the CWA will host Dagger-winning author Vaseem Khan as he brings his Arts Council-sponsored diversity project to a close with an online presentation and Q&A. It will also see the launch of a downloadable PDF of the guidelines for authors and publishers. This event is FREE, but requires registration:

In the project, he examines the debate over who has the right to write which stories and how to write across cultural boundaries, offering thoughts from key industry stakeholders, with lessons and recommendations for best practise.

The aim of the project was simple: to provide authors and industry professionals, such as agents, editors, marketers, and other decision-makers, with advice and tools on how to tackle the issue of writing diversity into literature in a way that minimises the chances of causing offence.

In this session he will also summarise the state of diversity in the publishing industry.

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Book Launch

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join @Jennie_Ensor for the online book launch of her thrilling book Silenced by @Jennie_Ensor and of The Dark Side of Christmas, an anthology of twisted winter tales by @hobeckbooks authors. Crime fiction and thriller fans, bloggers and authors, please come along and say hello to #teamhobeck! Winners of book giveaways to be announced.

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The Mistletoe Murder & Other Stories with PD James & Nicola Upson

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Really Popular Book Club presents a free online event, featuring the short stories of PD James with Nicola Upson.

Cambridge University Libraries will be drawing 2021 to a close with a collection of festive short stories by P.D. James. As the acknowledged Queen of Crime, James was frequently commissioned to write a special short story for Christmas, and The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories draws together four of her finest. For this book club event, we’re thrilled that we will be joined by CWA member Nicola Upson; author of a series of detective novels which feature the brilliant Golden Age writer Josephine Tey as their lead character. Nicola was also a good friend of P.D. James and we are looking forward to hearing her talk about how James’ work inspired her own writing.

Free event, registration required. Full details and registration here.

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Think Forensic interactive workshop for NCRM


June 18, 2022

In celebration of National Crime Reading Month, Think Forensic invites you to an interactive workshop with specialised forensic and crime scene investigation experts, as well as top crime author and CWA member Sam Blake, to help you add forensic expertise and authenticity to your crime writing.

All who book on the event will have the opportunity, beyond the day itself, to receive up to two hours free email consultation with our experts.

A free buffet lunch and refreshments will be included in the ticket cost.

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