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June 2017

City of Stories

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Throughout June, twenty library services across London host free creative writing workshops for adults as part of City of Stories. City of Stories invites you to pick up your pen and create new stories. All are welcome – whether you write stories already or are just starting. To help you write your story, come along to free workshops in your local library. Workshops are free, and we ask that you book your place in advance. By coming along to the…

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Author Winnie M Li at The Library

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Library (London),
112 St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BD
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Winnie M Li

Join Winnie M Li at The Library for a very special book launch and author talk celebrating her debut novel, Dark Chapter.    The event will include a short reading, Q and A session and book signing. Although the is free, please register your interest via EventBrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/author-winnie-m-li-at-the-library-tickets-35036254380 

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Crime Panel – with Mark Hill, Anna Mazzola and Abir Mukherjee (chaired by Barry Forshaw)

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Big Green Bookshop,
Unit 1 Brampton Park Road
Wood Green, London, N22 6BG United Kingdom
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This is first of a series of cracking crime events that we’re putting on for your entertainment to highlight some of the very best authors around right now. - Mark Hill – author of The Two O’Clock Boy - Anna Mazzola – author of The Unseeing - Abir Mukherjee – author of Rising Man Our chair for the evening is the mighty Barry Forshaw. Barry is one of the UK’s leading experts on crime fiction and film, with books such…

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£5

Lisa Hilton, in conversation about her #1 bestselling novel, Maestra

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chichester Library,
Tower Street
Chichester , PO19 1QJ3
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Join Lisa Hilton (Glamour Magazine's 'Writer of the Year' 2016) as she discusses her first psychological thriller Maestra, published in 2016 to huge critical acclaim and due to be made in to a Hollywood film by Amy Pascal (Ghostbusters), with the screenplay written by Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train, Secretary). We’ll be asking the questions, how erotic is erotic fiction? Does it really get our pulses racing and in the mood? What place do sex scenes have…

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Launch of Jane Corry’s ‘Blood Sisters’

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
John Sandoe,
10 Blacklands Terrace
London, SW3 2SR
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Join us to celebrate the launch of Sunday Times bestselling author Jane Corry's new book Blood Sisters. For more information on Jane visit her Twitter and Facebook pages: Twitter @janecorryauthor Facebook /Jane Corry Author To attend the launch please RSVP to Jane by emailing janecorryauthor@gmail.com.

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£7

‘Wine and Die’: an evening of thriller debuts

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterstones,
Tottenham Court Road
London,
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Join novelists Alice Feeney, author of Sometimes I Lie, Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle and Sarah J Naughton, author of Tattletale as they discuss their thriller debuts. Each ticket will include a glass of wine , and the authors will be available for a signing afterwards.

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July 2017
£40.00

THE SECRET TO WRITING BESTSELLING CRIME FICTION: A MASTERCLASS WITH VASEEM KHAN AND ABIR MUKHERJEE

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Finsbury Library,
245 St John St
Londond, EC1V 4NB United Kingdom
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In the company of two bestselling crime novelists, this workshop will examine the key ingredients in writing crime fiction. Interrogating elements such as structure, opening scenes, plot development, characterisation, using location, writing effective relationships and dialogue, and creating the ‘wow’ factor, this workshop will give you the tools to write, finish or edit your crime novel, and advice on how to make it stand out when submitting to today’s inundated agents and publishers. Subgenres such as cosy crime, psychological crime, police…

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Writing Bestselling Crime Fiction Masterclass with Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukherjee

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Finsbury Library,
245 St John St
Londond, EC1V 4NB United Kingdom
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masterclass

Hone your crime writing skills in the company of two bestselling crime novelists. This workshop will examine the key ingredients in writing crime fiction including structure, opening scenes, plot development, characterisation, using location, writing effective relationships and dialogue, creating the ‘wow’ factor, and advice on how to make it stand out when submitting to today’s inundated agents and publishers. £50 standard / £45 London Writers Network Members / £40 Concessions To book your place, click here.

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£6

What’s Your Poison? – Heffers’ summer crime and detective fiction party

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Heffers Bookshop,
20 Trinity Street
Cambridge, CB2 1TY
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Thursday July 6th sees the return of What's Your Poison? - Heffers' summer crime and detective fiction party. Join us for an evening of author readings, cocktails and brilliant books! Authors taking part include Clare Carson, Susan Grossey, Guy Fraser-Sampson, Christina James, Erin Kelly, Christina Koning, Abir Mukherjee, Peter Murphy, Barbara Nadel, Louise Penny, Kate Rhodes, Lesley Thomson and Felicia Yap. Tickets are £6 in advance and available from whatsyourpoison2017.eventbrite.co.uk.

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£6.00

Festival of Chichester: An evening with Peter Robinson at Chichester Cathedral

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Chichester Cathedral,
West Sussex,
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West Sussex Libraries and Chichester Cathedral present bestselling crime writer Peter Robinson. Peter Robinson’s first DCI Alan Banks book, Gallows View, was published in 1987, so 2017 is his 30th anniversary book. Banks, now Detective Superintendent, takes on another difficult case with his team after a killing at a wedding. Sleeping in the Ground' is published in July and Peter will be joining us a day before publication. Tickets are available from Chichester Library or online from Chichester Box Office.

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