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Readers and writers invited to library's one-day crime festival

Crime fiction lovers can book themselves a treat at Chesterfield library.

The library is staging an event called Derbyshire Noir – a one-day crime festival for readers and writers.

It’s a first for our library service, working with LoveLit, and takes place on Saturday 17 August 2019.

LoveLit is an Arts Derbyshire project that we’re funding and supporting. The project brings opportunities for readers and writers to access high quality talks, readings and entertainment as well as workshops for writers aimed at expanding their writing skills and professional development.

The line-up of authors and speakers includes:

Stephen Booth
Roz Watkins
Sarah Ward
Jo Jakeman
Sophie Draper
Andrew Lowe
Tony R. Cox
Caroline England
Sylvia Marsden
James Ellson
John Martin
Fran Dorricott
forensic scientist and academic Jonathan Wright
Derbyshire Record Office.

Throughout the day there will be a choice of events including four panel discussions in the library theatre and talks about Derbyshire in fiction, what it’s like getting a book published, how Derbyshire Record Office can help writers, the history of crime fiction, forensics and more.

Limited seating numbers mean spaces are available at meeting room events on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each guest will receive the Derbyshire Noir 2019 candidate bag and there will be lots of chances to meet the authors and speakers and get books signed.

Waterstones will be there selling books.

Councillor Barry Lewis, Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Leadership, Culture and Tourism, said:

“I’m delighted we have attracted authors and other experts to Chesterfield library to share their expertise. This will be a fascinating day for all fans of crime fiction, whether they’re readers, writers or budding writers.”

Tickets cost £39.15 and are available from Eventbrite. Attendees are asked to print out their ticket and take it along on the day.

Registration is from 9.30am and the event starts at 10.00am. Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Lunch is not included but there are lots of cafés, pubs and restaurants nearby as well as the library’s Café Browser on site. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day.

This event is not suitable for children.

22 July | Amber Sound FM News


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