Saturday 17 September, 6pm, WCN Dragon Hall, £8 / £6 conc

Tickets available on the door, cash or cheque.

Crime drama in its various guises has dominated television in recent years, including The Bridge, Sherlock, Fargo and Broadchurch. Join Phil Redmond, crime writer and creator of Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks, alongside novelist and award-winning screenwriter Tom Benn for the inside track on how to write crime for the screen.

Part of an all-day celebration of crime fiction with six author panels. Food and drink served by The Feed, Hushwing Café and 42 King Street all day.


TomBenn1 - squareTom Benn was born in 1987 and grew up in Stockport. He is a graduate of the UEA Creative Writing MA and was the recipient of the 2009 Malcolm Bradbury bursary. His first novel, The Doll Princess (Cape), was shortlisted for the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize and the Portico Prize, and longlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association’s John Creasey Dagger. His other novels are Chamber Music (Cape, 2013) and Trouble Man (Cape, 2014). He is also a winner of Creative England’s 2016 iWrite scheme for regional screenwriters.


Phil-Redmond-square.jpgPhil Redmond is best known for creating three of Britain’s longest-running drama series: Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. Redmond came up with the concept for Grange Hill in 1978 and has written extensively for TV, radio and stage, running independent company Mersey Television for 20 years until 2005. A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and made a CBE in 2004, Redmond was appointed Deputy Chair and Creative Director of Liverpool’s time as European Capital of Culture in 2008. Since then he was worked pro bono in the public sector.