Join us for the fifth Noirwich Crime Writing Festival; the region’s largest annual celebration of crime fiction and one of the fastest growing literary festivals in the UK.
Set over a packed weekend in September, Noirwich 2018 features author discussions, workshops, an exclusive crime writing exhibition and the debut of a new crime musical.
Season Pass SOLD OUT
The best way to experience Noirwich 2018 is with a season pass, which gives you instant access to all author events. Note that workshops and the musical are sold separately.
Thursday 13 September
Join us for the launch of Noirwich 2018
7pm, The Pantry, Jarrold
Nicci Gerrard and Sean French celebrate the much-anticipated Day of the Dead.
FREE EVENT: Postmortem SOLD OUT
8.30pm, The Murderers Pub
Meet future stars at the launch of Postmortem, the exciting new crime writing anthology.
Friday 14 September
One evening. One venue. The perfect triple-bill.
Dying for refreshments? Enjoy live music from folk/blues guitarist Paul Wassif alongside a complimentary glass of beer from multi-award-winning brewers Lacons (while stocks last). Food is available to purchase from Namaste.
5pm, The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia
Fingerprints, forensics and postmortem evidence – uncover the fascinating facts behind the best crime fiction.
Val McDermid: The Noirwich Lecture SOLD OUT
6.30pm, The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia
Returning to Noirwich, Val McDermid will be exploring violence and gender in crime fiction.
8pm, The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia
Literature, crime and writing in other voices with an author who leads a double writing life.
FREE EVENT: Exhibition: British Archive for Contemporary Writing
All day, The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia
A fascinating glimpse into the writing process of one of the world’s top thriller authors – details to be revealed in early September!
Saturday 15 September
Book 4 or more weekend events and get £1.50 off each ticket!
Writing Wrongs LIMITED AVAILABILITY
10am, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
Eva Dolan, Mari Hannah and Winnie M Li take on personal trauma, tackling injustice and family tragedy.
11.30am, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
Introducing Amer Anwar, Claire Askew and Stuart Turton: discover your next favourite author.
1.30pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
Leo Benedictus, Jacob Ross and Louise Welsh on breaking rules and pushing boundaries.
Paula Hawkins and Ruth Ware SOLD OUT
3pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
The author of global phenomenon The Girl on the Train in conversation with the bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Death of Mrs Westaway.
The Witching HourSOLD OUT
4.30pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
7pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
A new musical by Sophie Hannah, suitable for the whole family.
Sunday 16 September
Sunday offer: get a free noir-inspired cocktail, designed by Hawthorn
Norfolk Noir SOLD OUT
10.30am, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
Harry Brett, Graeme Cameron, Elly Griffiths and Elodie Harper on Norfolk, the land of big skies and buried secrets.
Noon, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
Jane Lythell, Nicola Upson and Matt Wesolowski talk Hollywood deals and crossing over between page and screen.
Death in Paradise LIMITED AVAILABILITY
2pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
Screenwriter and novelist Robert Thorogood talks about BBC One’s smash hit adaption of his book series, Death in Paradise.
3.30pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes headlines an hour of readings and conversation to celebrate Noirwich’s fifth anniversary.