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May 2020

Author Event with Caroline England AKA Caro Land

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Former divorce lawyer and writer of domestic psychological thrillers, Caroline will be visiting us to tell about her life as a crime writer. Her debut novel 'Beneath the Skin' was released to wide acclaim and has since been followed by 'My Husband's Lies' and 'Betray Her'. Caroline also writes under the name Caro Land and has recently had the book 'Convictions' hit the shops and the library shelves.

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Author Event with Mark Roberts

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Mark Roberts author of The Sixth Soul, What She Saw, Blood Mist, Dead Silent, Day of the Dead, Killing Time, and  Date With Death. Mark Roberts is a Liverpool based bestselling crime writer of the DCI Rosen and Eve Clay series'. He has also received a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for his playwrighting. Join Mark as he helps guide you through the process of writing a crime novel and be inspired to write or perfect…

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Author Event with Martin Baggoley

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Classic Murders of the Victorian North West, a true crime history talk by Martin Baggoley. Author of 'Death on the Victorian Beat: The Shocking Story of Police Deaths;' 'Hanged in Lancashire' and 'Murder on the High Seas.' Join Martin as he guides you through a brief history of foul play that took place in the Victorian North West of England. Unmissable, booking essential.

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Author Event with Chris Simms

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Join us for a talk with Chris Simms, author of the popular DI Spicer and DC Khan novels. Along with nominations for the CWA daggers and the Theakston's crime novel of the year award, Chris was selected by Waterstones as one of their '25 authors for the future.'

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Author Event with Stephen Booth

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Standish Library, Cross Street, Standish
Wigan, WN6 0HQ United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Join us for a talk by award winning author Stephen Booth. Tickets are Free due to the kindness of the group FOSL (Friends of Standish Library). Booking essential. Phone 01257 400496 for more info.

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Murder by Water – Canals, Rivers and Crime Fiction

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hive Library, Sawmill Cl, The Butts
Worcester, WR1 3PD United Kingdom
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Best-selling author of the Cooper and Fry novels, Stephen Booth (‘A modern master’ The Guardian) joins Worcestershire-based crime author Andy Griffee for a lively discussion of dark waters and deadly secrets. Stephen's latest book (Drowned Lives) and Andy's thrillers (Canal Pushers and River Rats) both feature murder on the towpath. They'll discuss the appeal of 'Canal Noir', their approach to writing and the crime fiction that they enjoy reading.

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Novel Writing Workshop with Dea Parkin, Secretary of the CWA

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Join Lancashire based editor and writer Dea Parkin as she demystifies the editing process, explores the nuts and bolts of copy-editing and offers up some handy tips, revealing the most common problems she comes across as an editor and how to fix them. Dea is a writer, poet, and owner of Fiction Feedback - an editorial consultancy service. She is also the current secretary of the CWA.

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Author Event with Paul Finch

May 26 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Shevington Library, Gathurst Lane, Shevington
Wigan, WN6 8HA United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist now turned best-selling crime and thriller writer, and is the author of the very popular DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg and DC Lucy Clayburn novels. Paul first cut his literary teeth penning episodes of the British TV crime drama, The Bill, and has written extensively in horror, fantasy and science-fiction, including for Dr Who. However, he is probably best known for his crime/thriller novels, specifically the Heckenburg police-actioners, of…

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Author Event with Malcolm Hollingdrake

May 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Golborne Library, Tanners Lane, Golborne
Warrington, WA3 3AW United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Author of nine novels in his successful Harrogate crime series, featuring DCI Bennett, come join our local author Malcolm Hollingdrake at Golborne Library and learn all about his background and how he writes his novels.

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Afternoon Tea with Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin (aka Sam Blake)

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Society of Authors invites you to bring your own tea and join them in conversation with Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin (who writes as Sam Blake) as she gives a mini tour of her workspace and shares her creative routine. Sign up here for the virtual tea and chat. This is a free event.

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