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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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£80

Get Writing Conference

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oaklands College,
St Albans
Herts, AL4 0JA
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Now in its ninth year, this one day event is packed with workshops, a crime author panel, insights from industry professionals, and an opportunity for a one-to-one with an agent or editor to discuss your work. Featured crime writers include: Erin Kelly, Steph Broadribb, A K Benedict, Debi Alper, and BK Duncan. Guest speaker: Andy Martin, a Cambridge academic and author of Reacher Said Nothing who will share his experience of spending a year looking over the shoulder of best…

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£7

First Monday Crime – June Meeting

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brown Judges Court

It’s June and another First Monday and, although we say so ourselves, we’ve come up with a cracking panel this time – oh yes, we have. Please note that this event will start at 7pm rather than our usual 6:30pm. Ruth Ware worked as a bookseller before turning to writing bestsellers – her novels have topped the charts in The Sunday Times and The New York Times – and Erin Kelly says her latest The Lying Game is “a gripping,…

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Brixton Book Jam

June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hootananny Brixton,
95 Effra Road
Brixton, London, SW2 1DF
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Readings of extracts of their work by 12 authors - both new and established authors. We’ll be hearing from Paul Bassett-Davies, Alex Wheatle, CN Lester, Toby Broom, James Nuttall, Leila Segal, Danny Scheinmann, Matthew Miles, Zelda Rhiando, Paula Lennon, Oliver Cable, Merlin Sinclair and Anne Cooper, with music from Robert ‘Hacker’ Jessett, of Morton Valence and Dark Angel Drifter fame. See the Readers/Speakers page for more info about them. Please email info@brixtonbookjam.com if you’d like to read at, or propose a reader for, one…

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£4

Evening to discuss Lois Austen-Leigh’s The Incredible Crime

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Heffers Bookshop,
20 Trinity Street
Cambridge, CB2 1TY
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Heffers Bookshop and British Library Publications invite you to an evening discussing Lois Austen-Leigh’s The Incredible Crime. This crime novel by a great, great niece of Jane Austen – supposedly written on the very desk used by her illustrious ancestor – has been shrouded in mystery since it fell out of print. Now the British Library is re-issuing The Incredible Crime as part of the library’s Crime Classics series. Tickets are £4 in advance and available from theincrediblecrimeatheffers.eventbrite.co.uk.

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An evening with Barbara Nadel

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Marylebone Library,
54 Macintosh House, Beaumont Street
London, W1G 6DW
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As a part of CWA's event June is a crime month Marylebone Library is proud to host an event with bestselling crime author Barbara Nadel. Please note that there is a maximum number of 20 spaces to attend this event, so book your place quickly to avoid disappointment. Refreshments will be provided.

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£7

Agatha Christie’s Far-Reaching Influence

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brown Judges Court

A panel of Agatha Christie experts who will be discussing the Queen of Crime, her far-reaching influence over crime fiction and golden age crime itself. The panel is made up of the following: Sophie Hannah, internationally bestselling author, and indeed author of the first new Hercule Poirot mysteries since Agatha Christie’s death, Ragnar Jónasson, bestselling author of the Snowblind crime series and lifelong Agatha Christie fan. Ragnar has translated 14 of Agatha Christie’s titles into Icelandic. We will also have…

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£4

Writing a Murderer

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burgess Hill Library,
The Martlets
Burgess Hill , RH15 9NN
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Two top crime writers, William Shaw (Been and Tozer series, The Birdwatcher) and P.D.Viner (The Last Winter of Dani Lancing, Summer of Ghosts), join former police commander turned Sunday Times Best Selling Non Fiction author Graham Bartlett (Death Comes Knocking - Policing Roy Grace’s Brighton) to look at what makes the most fiendish killers in fact and fiction. Why are we so fascinated with the villains and how do real murderers buck the stereotype?

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£4

An evening with Len Tyler and Suzette Hill

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Heffers Bookshop,
20 Trinity Street
Cambridge, CB2 1TY
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Join Len Tyler and Suzette Hill, two of Heffers' crime fiction favourites, as they talk about their new books A Herring in the Smoke and Shot in Southwold. Tickets are £4 in advance and available from tylerandhillatheffers.eventbrite.co.uk.

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£40

Bodies from the Library

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
The British Library,
St Pancras, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB
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A golden age detective fiction conference at the British Library with panels including ‘Clues and Corpses’, ‘Neglected Queens of Crime’, ‘Desert Island Golden Age book’ and Martin Edwards on his new book The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books. Registration opens at 9.30am and the final panel starts at 4.45pm. This is followed by a drinks reception and the announcement of the 2017 CWA Dagger in the Library award. Please note the ticket cost includes attendance for the full…

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