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Crime & Publishment goes for the hat trick

C&P Whilst we are talking about crime writing courses for 2015, It would be a crime *groan* not to remind you of Crime & Publishment 2015 at The Mill Forge, Gretna Green.

As Crime writing courses go, you can’t get much more successful than Crime and Publishment, in the two years it’s been running it has seen two of its attendees awarded publishing contracts.

March 6th – 8th 2015, sees it return for its third successive year and features lessons from some great authors including Caro Ramsay, RC Bridgestock & Tom Cain.

You’ll also get a chance to pitch your novel to an agent and you never know you may just be the next successful attendee.

More details can be found on their website  and for an insight into the weekend and how it works, check out our feature by founder Graham Smith on the 2014 event.

To book your place on this fantastic crime writing masterclass email or call 01461 800344.

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Latest New Crime Writing Weekend – Carlisle, June 2015

cw_logo_bigFor those aspiring writers amongst you there’s a new kid on the block when it comes to creative writing events specifically aimed at writing Crime Fiction.

Recently launched, The City of Carlisle are holding their first ever crime writing weekend during June next year.   Over thirty top crime writers will be hosting events at The Old Fire Station, the city’s new arts centre, due to open in spring 2015.

So far there are fourteen events planned over the course of the three day weekend including

  • Cumbria – Cosy or Criminal?
  • Northern Noir
  • Historical Crime
  • The Murder Squad
  • Femmes Fatales
  • Get Forensics Down Here!
  • Female Detectives
  • Talking Sherlock
  • Dramatising Sherlock
  • Fact vs Fiction
  • Tartan Noir

Further details of the weekend, events, participating authors and help with accommodation if you fancy staying locally can all be found at  Tickets to events are due to go on sale at the end of November.