The Crime Writers’ Association

Afternoon Tea with… Vaseem Khan

Grab a cuppa and a join us for a 45-minute online video session with Vaseem Khan who will share his creative routine, a mini tour of his creative work space, insights into what he’s currently working on, and how he is adapting to working online. V...


First Monday

London’s premier crime fiction evening event, First Monday, returns to City University in Northampton Square (Angel Tube) on 2 October, beginning at 6.30pm. It’s a stellar line-up, as usual, with 2017’s CWA Diamond Dagger recipient Ann Cleeves,...


NOIRELAND – A new crime fiction festival with a distinctly Irish accent

NOIRELAND is a celebration of Ireland’s love of crime fiction. We have the best in local talent, guest appearances by international crime-writing stars, and in-depth conversations with some of the greatest screenwriters to put crime dramas on the s...


Edinburgh Drama Explores Holmes-Watson Dynamic

A new play by David Stuart Davies, a recognised authority on Sherlock Holmes, is set to wow audiences at the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh on 1-3 March at 6.45pm. Sherlock Holmes: The Final Reckoning is far from being yet another standard Holmes myster...


Killer Women Weekend – Open to All!

Will you write the next crime bestseller? Learn the art & craft of crime fiction from bestselling authors including: Rachel Abbott, Mark Billingham, Erin Kelly, Mick Herron, Stuart MacBride, Sarah Pinborough, Cally Taylor. Pitch your idea to...


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Promote yourself Members can take advantage of our wide range of platforms to promote books, news and events, including our main CWA website, the Crime Readers’ Association (CRA) website and our regular monthly newsletters. Here are some of the wa...


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About the CWA The CWA promotes, supports and celebrates crime writing, and writers of all crime fiction and non-fiction from across the globe. We’re proud to be a growing, thriving community with membership encompassing authors of all ages and at ...


Edinburgh Drama Explores the Holmes–Watson Dynamic

A new play by David Stuart Davies, a recognised authority on Sherlock Holmes, is set to wow audiences at the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh on 25–27 February and 1-3 March 3 at 6.45pm. Sherlock Holmes: The Final Reckoning is far from being yet another...


The Meek Shall Inherit the Storyline – Talk

Best-selling crime novelist John Dean will give a talk looking at how conflict in the modern age drives crime fiction. John, whose books regularly feature in the best-selling charts on Amazon, is the creator of the DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harr...


Films Preserved and Restored: Friday 10 August to Sunday 12 August 2018

This is a residential weekend course organised by the Cosmopolitan Film Club (non-profit) which is running at Chester University Campus on Films Preserved and Restored (i.e. vintage movies which have been improved by new technology). Amongst the eig...


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