Festival of Crime Writing planned for borough

Festival of Crime Writing planned for borough

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Nicola Hine

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Festival of Crime Writing planned for borough

Some of the UK's best crime writers are set to visit the Royal Borough as part of its first Festival of Crime Writing.

Seven events involving million-selling novelists, writing groups and an afternoon tea have been planned for libraries in Maidenhead, Windsor, Datchet and Ascot.

The full schedule is as follows:

Crime Writers Association chairman Peter James: Wednesday, February 22 at Maidenhead Library. Starts 7.30pm.

Writing group Medieval Murderers, featuring Karen Maitland and Philip Gooden: Wednesday, February 29 at Windsor Library. Starts 7.30pm.

Cosy crime and afternoon tea with novelist Jill Paton Walsh: Thursday, March 1, at Maidenhead Library. Starts 2pm.

Crime fiction writer and poet Sophie Hannah: Wednesday, March 7 at Windsor Library. Starts 7.30pm.

Novelist John Harvey: Wednesday, March 21 at Datchet Library. Starts 7.30pm.

The Secrets of Crime Writing with Rebecca Tope, Priscilla Masters and Caro Peacock: Wednesday, March 14 at Maidenhead Library. Starts 7.30pm.

Award-winning novelist Lindsey Davis: Wednesday, March 28 at Ascot Library. Starts 7.30pm.

Tickets to all the events cost £5 or £4 with an Advantage card, except for the afternoon tea which is free although tickets must still be booked.

They are available from Maidenhead and Windsor libraries or online at http://shop.windsor.gov.uk/

Visit www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/libraries.htm for more details.

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