I used to live near Chipping Norton before I moved to Bristol, so it gives me a vicarious thrill to announce the town is running its first festival, with a crime contingent.
The inaugural Chipping Norton Literature Festival is taking place between Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd April, and includes dedicated sessions looking at the world of crime writing.
A crime writers’ forum will bring together Mark Billingham, Sophie Hannah, S J Bolton and Dan Waddell to discuss research, plotting and getting inside the criminal mind. For a more hands-on experience, Helen Black will be hosting a crime writing workshop and there is also an interview with the creator of Inspector Morse, Colin Dexter.
As well as these crime events, writers and readers can learn about short story writing, bringing characters to life, publishing unconventional novels and working with publishers and agents, among a host of other topics.
Visit www.chiplitfest.com for tickets and information.