Friday 16 Sept, 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm, WCN Dragon Hall, £45 / £40 conc / combined package £80

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Call 01603 877177 to reserve your ticket. Payment by cash or cheque on arrival.

Uncover the secrets of constructing gripping, tightly-wrought fiction with successful novelist and Domestic Noir expert Julia Crouch, author of Cuckoo, Every Vow You Break, and Tarnished. Julia will share top tips for tackling character arcs, cliff-hangers, plot twists and riveting narrators, providing guidance on how to turn your research into a successful crime story that will keep your readers on tenterhooks. Places restricted to 14 to ensure a tailored experience.

Julia will feature on a panel discussing Domestic Noir at WCN Dragon Hall on Saturday 17 Sept. Find out more

Morning session fully booked! Limited places for the afternoon available.

Read Julia’s blog on ‘Five tips for keeping readers gripped’


Julia Crouch
grew up in Cambridge and studied Drama at Bristol University. She has previously worked as a theatre director, playwright teacher and graphic and website designer. An MA in sequential illustration reawoke her love of narrative and a couple of Open University creative writing courses brought it to the fore. She has published four novels: Cuckoo (2011), Every Vow You Break (2012), Tarnished (2013) and The Long Fall (2014). She has been published in Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Brazil and China. Her Husband’s Lover is published in January 2017. Website 

‘Crouch excels at creating an atmosphere of low-level menace, slowly ratcheting up the tension to full on horror’ – The Guardian

‘Very enjoyable; expertly paced and cleverly ambiguous’ – The Telegraph

‘Twisty, unsettling but unforgettable’ – Cosmopolitan