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Dagger Shortlist Evening Reception

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Crime Writers’ Association will announce the shortlists for the 2017 Dagger awards at a drinks reception at Waterstones, Piccadilly (Lower Ground Floor) from 6.30pm on Wednesday July 26. Shortlists will be announced for the following Daggers:   CWA Gold…

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Vintage Thrillers Film Weekend, Chester

August 11 - August 13

A residential weekend course organised by the Cosmopolitan Film Club (non-profit) is running at Chester University campus on Vintage Thrillers (1950 – 1961) this August. There are seven thrillers being shown commencing on Friday evening and ending on Sunday afternoon.The…

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August 12 - August 18

Swanwick Writers’ Summer School runs from 12-18 August is pleased to be running two crime-related courses this year. Kate Bendelow, a serving Crime Scene Investigator with over fifteen years’ experience, will be running a course covering forensic advice for crime…

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Author Talk with Cath Staincliffe

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Cath Staincliffe at Tottington Library as she talks bout her latest novel. The Girl in the Green Dress follows the story of Allie Kennaway, a teenager who is beaten to death on her Prom night in an apparent hate…

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Writing Crime: a residential crime fiction writing course

September 17 @ 8:00 am - September 23 @ 5:00 pm

Writing Crime is a residential crime fiction writing course in SW France with Clare Mackintosh and Isabelle Grey. It is held from 17th to 23rd September 2017. Guest literary agent is Sheila Crowley, Curtis Brown, and the guest speaker is…

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Residential Crime Fiction Writing Course: “Writing Crime”

September 17 @ 8:00 am - September 23 @ 5:00 pm

We are running a 5 day residential Crime Writing Retreat in Gascony, SW France in September, and are very excited to welcome award winning authors and CWA members Clare Mackintosh and Isabelle Grey – as well as hugely successful literary…

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Morecambe & Vice Crime Writing Festival

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

On the Weekend of Sat 30th Sept & Sun 1st October get your little grey cells at the ready and your poisoned pens filled to the brim with ink as the Quirkiest crime festival in the UK will be making…

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CWA Author - Cath Staincliffe

Author talk from Cath Staincliffe

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cath Staincliffe is an award winning novelist, radio playwright and creator of ITV’s hit series Blue Murder, starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis. Cath has been shortlisted for the CWA Best First Novel award and for the Dagger in…

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CWA Dagger Awards Gala Dinner

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER 2017 GRANGE CITY HOTEL, LONDON EC3N 6.30pm for 7pm This year we are very excited to announce our after dinner speaker will be the creator and writer of TVs Death in Paradise Robert Thorogood. Robert will be joined by Barry…

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