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Book a place on both workshops for a reduced price of £60! Available for full price tickets only. Discount will be automatically applied when you put both workshops in your basket.

 

Writing Detectives and Historical Fiction with Nicola Upson

Nicola Upson

Friday 14 September, choose between 11am – 1pm or 2pm – 4pm
The Enterprise Centre, UEA, Norwich
£35 (conc £30 / package deal £60)

Transport your reader back to the Golden Age of crime writing and the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie with this bite-size writing workshop led by award-winning British novelist, Nicola Upson. Nicola is the author of An Expert in Murder, the first in a series of crime novels to feature legendary 1930s mystery novelist Josephine Tey as its lead character. She will offer insight and advice on setting your characters in time and place; research and when to stop; creating the perfect murder; the treatment of violence in historical fiction; and keeping a series fresh.

Read Nicola’s five top tips for writing historical crime fiction.

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About Nicola Upson

Nicola Upson was born in Suffolk and read English at Downing College, Cambridge. She has worked in theatre and as a freelance journalist, and is the author of two non-fiction works and the recipient of an Escalator Award from the Arts Council England.Her debut novel, An Expert in Murder, was the first in a series of crime novels whose main character is Josephine Tey – one of the leading authors of Britain’s Golden Age of crime writing.She lives with her partner in Cambridge and spends much of her time in Cornwall, which was the setting for her second novel, Angel with Two Faces. Two for Sorrow is the third book in the Josephine Tey series, followed by Fear in the Sunlight.


Pushing the Boundaries of Crime Fiction with Louise Welsh

Louise Welsh

Friday 14 September, choose between 11am – 1pm or 2pm – 4pm
The Enterprise Centre, UEA, Norwich
£35 (conc £30 / package deal £60)

Take your writing to exciting new places and get under the skin of what makes a page-turner with Louise Welsh, the award-winning author of The Cutting Room and the Plague Times trilogy. Offering expert insight, advice and tips on how to keep your audience gripped, this is the perfect workshop for any budding writer looking to experiment with the genre and blur the boundaries between the real and the imaginary.

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About Louise Welsh

Louise Welsh is the author of eight novels including The Cutting Room, A Lovely Way to Burn and Death is a Welcome Guest. Her ‘Plague Times’ trilogy mixes detective thriller elements with a plague apocalypse. She has received numerous awards and international fellowships, including an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Edinburgh Napier University and an honorary fellowship from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. Louise Welsh is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. Twitter

‘Terrifying and touching in equal measure, the novel is a love story, an adventure, a road movie, a family drama and a murder mystery rolled into one’ – The Times Scotland (on No Dominion)

 

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