MUSIC AND THE CHANCE TO PEN YOUR OWN KILLER THRILLER! There are also free fringe events Visit noirwich.co.uk for full running at selected bars, cafés details of what’s on! and shops, offering you plenty of opportunity to explore the city’s rich history and vibrant creative scene.
WRITER WORKSHOPS FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
CHARACTER AND MOTIVATION WITH MEL McGRATH AND LAURA WILSON
WRITING A POLICE PROCEDURAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY WITH STAV SHEREZ
11am-1pm or 2-4pm Using exercises and photographic prompts, you will explore ways of creating credible protagonists and antagonists, as well as how to avoid stereotypes and how to ensure that your characters have sufficient and plausible motivation for their actions.
11am-1pm or 2-4pm Looking at the structure of the police procedural, you will examine what it is that makes it such a popular and perennial subgenre as well as going into the pros and cons of choosing to write one.
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A KILLER WEEK
The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia £45 each / £80 joint ticket
FOUR DAYS OF SUPERSTAR AUTHORS, BOOK SIGNINGS, LIVE
THURSDAY 14 - SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2017
The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is the region’s largest annual celebration of crime fiction, bringing together celebrity authors, the best new talent and expert panels.
The main festival takes place across four days at three iconic venues in Norwich – Jarrold, the University of East Anglia and Norwich Arts Centre.
Mark Billingham Martina Cole Arne Dahl Anthony Horowitz Stuart MacBride Val McDermid noirwich.co.uk @NOIRwichFest
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THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
The Pantry, Jarrold
Thomas Paine Study Centre, UEA Tickets to events at UEA also grant you access to an exhibition of original manuscript material from key crime writers, curated by the British Archive for Contemporary Writing. Sponsored by
The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club presents
AGE OF EXTREMES:THE 2017 NOIRWICH TALK BY ARNE DAHL VAL McDERMID in conversation with Stav Sherez 6.30pm £10 / concessions from £8 Join us for the launch of this year’s festival with Val McDermid, one of the most sensational names in crime writing today. Author of over 30 novels and the creator of genre-defying characters Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Val will discuss her work and her most recent novel, Insidious Intent, with Stav Sherez. Stav is the author of the highly regarded, visceral and London-based Carrigan and Miller series.
6pm £8 / concessions from £6 We live in turbulent geopolitical times. How can crime and thriller fiction help us understand the world? In the inaugural Noirwich talk, thriller writer, literary critic and academic Arne Dahl explores the connections between noir and the new world order.
MARTINA COLE in conversation with Henry Sutton 8pm £10 / concessions from £8 The queen of gangland discusses her most recent novel, Damaged, and a remarkable career encompassing over 20 novels, 14 million sales and successful screen and stage adaptations. She’ll be talking with author and crime fiction senior lecturer Henry Sutton, who writes under the pseudonym Harry Brett.
festival weekend at
SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
DARK SHORES: NORTH SEA NOIR
All tickets £8 / concessions from £6
3.45pm What is it about the swirling maelstrom of the North Sea that draws writers towards noir and crime? Featuring Lone Theils (Denmark), Daniel Pembrey (the Netherlands), Nick Quantrill (Hull) and Harry Brett (Great Yarmouth).
NASTY WOMEN 10.30am Discussing female characters and writers of crime fiction, this panel of top writers from the Killer Women initiative features Laura Wilson, Mel McGrath and Erin Kelly.
FRESH BLOOD 12.15pm Discover your next favourite writer with our selection of exciting and challenging debut novelists, Imran Mahmood, Steph Broadribb and Joseph Knox.
ANTHONY HOROWITZ: THE WORD IS MURDER 2pm Blending fact and fiction, Anthony Horowitz’s latest book, The Word is Murder, puts himself at the centre of the investigation as he partners with disgraced detective Daniel Hawthorne.
STAND UP AT THE BAR: CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE & MARK BILLINGHAM 5.30pm Mark Billingham and Christopher Brookmyre lift the lid on the real world of being a writer, from angry reader letters to backstage shenanigans.
THE RESURRECTION OF DORA SUAREZ 7.30pm Resuscitated for one night only, this unique musical interpretation of Derek Raymond’s novel I Was Dora Suarez reunites the Terry Edwards Band with crime writer Cathi Unsworth.
norwich arts centre
TICKETS & SEASON PASSES
SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
2017 SEASON PASS
All tickets £8 / concessions from £6
£86 (Save 14%) / concessions from £66 Access to all 2017 events across the four days, with the exception of the writer workshops (see back).
£43 (Save 10%) / concessions from £32 Access to all the events on Saturday 15 September, including Anthony Horowitz and author panels.
£22 (Save 10%) / concessions from £16 Access to all the events on Sunday 16 September, including Stuart MacBride and author panels.
First Monday Crime presents
For the festival fringe visit
THE CRIMINAL WORLD
10.30am Stella Duffy, Felicia Yap and Leye Adenle take a look at crime writing with an international twist. Presented by William Ryan of the First Monday Crime team.
GRIME NOIR Noon Step back in time to a filthier period of history, past the smog-filled streets of Victorian London to the long years of the Black Death with David M. Mark, Andrew Martin and Karen Maitland.
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in conversation with Elodie Harper 1.30pm Stuart MacBride won the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library Award, was named Best Breakthrough Author at the 2008 ITV Crime Thriller Awards and has been shortlisted twice for the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award. Join him in conversation with Stephen King protégé Elodie Harper, author of The Binding Song.
Individual tickets also available Concessions for over 65s, disabled, carers, jobseekers, full-time students and Go4Less card holders
REAL GODS REQUIRE BLOOD 3pm, free entry Chosen as a ‘Critic’s Choice’ at Cannes Film Festival, this ground-breaking short film, scripted by local crime writer Tom Benn, is a shocking gothic crime drama set in a Manchester of the recent past. All Saturday and Sunday events run for 1 hour Very occasionally there may be last minute changes to event details. Please check noirwich.co.uk for updates.
THE VENUES JARROLD
NORWICH ARTS CENTRE
The five-storey Jarrold department store is one of the most recognisable landmarks of our city, and has been home to the family-run business since 1823. 1-11 London Street, Norwich, NR2 1JF Nearest car park: St Andrew’s
Crowned ‘Britain’s Best Small Venue’ in 2014, Norwich Arts Centre is a contemporary arts venue situated within one of Norwich’s many historic churches. 51 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG Nearest car park: St Andrew’s
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA The Thomas Paine Study Centre and Enterprise Centre are both located at the UEA campus, on the edge of the city. University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ Parking on site.
Published on Aug 7, 2017
The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival (14 – 17 September 2017) is the region’s largest annual celebration of crime fiction, bringing together...