Guardian Masterclass - Central London 19th May 2018
Learn how to craft a gripping story for film, fiction or TV – an unmissable class with bestselling author Erin Kelly, former chief superintendent Graham Bartlett, CSI Kate Bendelow and lawyer and author Neil White.
Crime fiction is one of the most popular genres around, with readers and viewers becoming increasingly discerning. Whether you want to write a crime novel, a police procedural or a TV drama to rival Silent Witness, this Masterclass will help to give your story that added edge of authenticity.
From forensic pathology to crime scene investigation, courtroom drama and detection, this fascinating seminar offers professional insights into the world of crime. Curated by bestselling author Erin Kelly, the class is packed with advice on how to carry out research, approach experts and craft a killer story for film, fiction or TV.
Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said and Broadchurch: The Novel will tell you what you should research, who you need to talk to and the right questions to ask, plus how to make crime fiction authentic without sacrificing pace.
Criminal lawyer and bestselling crime novelist Neil White discusses law and order, offering guidance on how to bring the drama of the courtroom to life on the page.
Former chief superintendent Graham Bartlett, advisor to bestselling author Peter James, discusses the skills of detective work, sharing tips on crafting a convincing crime story and catching fictional killer.
Serving CSI officer Kate Bendelow discusses frontline policing, crime scene investigation and autopsies, offering expert advice on writing crime scenes for the page or screen
From the Corpse to the Courtroom - Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival
Harrogate 19th July 2018
Have you ever wanted to stand in the shoes of a homicide detective? Aided and abetted by authors and crime advisors, Mel McGrath, Kate Bendelow (also a serving CSI), Neil White (also a prosecuting lawyer) and Graham Bartlett (a former senior detective), you will be faced with a murder scene where you will identify, preserve and recover forensic evidence. Then you will work out what has happened and start the investigation rolling. There will be plenty red herrings, just like real life!
From there the experts will take you through how to write procedure, evidence, police culture, criminal trials and much more including how cops, CSIs, lawyers and judges actually behave and talk.
You will learn how to create authentic characters and real drama from the discovery of a body to the incarceration of the killer, in a way that will be the envy of many.
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 NB. No human beings will be harmed for the purposes of this workshop.
Morecambe and Vice Crime Festival - Winter Gardens Theatre Morecambe 30th September 2018
Set in the auspicious surroundings of the Winter Gardens (most recently seen in BBC One’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution) Morecambe and Vice Crime Festival (with its tag line ‘Bring Me Some Crime!’) is a weekend of eclectic panels and talks & trials and debates involving authors and guests from around the globe who gather to converse, consider and confabulate over crime in all its many facets.
Graham Bartlett, Kate Bendelow and Neil White will discuss with David Mark their various expertise investigating and prosecuting murder and other heinous crimes. They will chat about how they approach their own writing and how they advise some of the planet’s most accomplished crime writes so they can get their procedure spot on.
Book here from 1st March 2018 - http://morecambecrimefest.co.uk/tickets/4593936319