Festival: An introduction to crime fiction

Best-selling crime novelist John Dean will run an Introduction to Crime Fiction creative writing workshop.

John, author of 17 novels, including the recently published ‘Death List’, is published by London-based The Book Folks and is the creator of DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harris.

The workshop will examine how to:

  • Create a strong story, including plotting
  • Create a strong sense of place
  • Create strong characters
  • Make the villain real
  • Grab the reader from the start
  • Keep the story moving

The event is also part of National Crime Reading Month.

Date and times: Sunday 19 May 10am-1pm
Venue: Dr.inks, 3 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington DL3 7EE
(Please note that there is no wheelchair access)
Cost: £15, age 16+
Contact: To book a place, email John Dean (deangriss@btinternet.com). Visit the website johndean.ning.com