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Derbyshire Noir Book Festival 2019

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Chesterfield Library

New Beetwell Street

Chesterfield

S40 1QN

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Join us at the first ever Derbyshire Noir Book Fesitval 2019! A one-day crime festival for readers and writers.

Our fantastic line up of authors and speakers include Stephen Booth, Roz Watkins, Sarah Ward, Jo Jakeman, Sophie Draper, Andrew Lowe, Tony R. Cox, Caroline England, Sylvia Marsden, James Ellson, John Martin, Fran Dorricott, forensic scientist and academic Jonathan Wright and Derbyshire Record Office.

Throughout the day there will be a choice of two events, a panel discussion in the library theatre or a smaller event in one of the library meeting rooms. Due to seating numbers spaces are available at meeting room events on a first come, first served basis. Each guest will receive the Derbyshire Noir 2019 candidate bag and there will be lots of chances to meet the authors and speakers and get your books signed. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided throughout the day. Please note that this event is suitable for adults.

Event programme.

Following an opening speech by Stephen Booth you will have a choice from the following options.

Session 1 Options

First Blood

Join debut authors Fran Dorricott, Sophie Draper and Jo Jakeman for a discussion of what it's like to see your first novel published. With Pete Stones

All three authors write crime / psychological thrillers set in their home county of Derbyshire. Fran's first book is After The Eclipse (Titan), Sophie's Cuckoo (Avon) and Jo's Sticks and Stones (Harvill Secker). They met each other as fledgling writers and soon connected, forming (along with fellow crime writer Roz Watkins) a small writers group known as #Doomsbury, sharing their journeys to publication, winning awards and watching their books hit the shelves of bookshops and supermarkets. With second and third books on the way, this is an opportunity to hear about how they began writing and then got published, and what draws them to the darker side of Derbyshire.

Or

A Sense of Place: Derbyshire in Fiction

Join Local Studies Librarian Lisa Langley-Fogg for a trip around Derbyshire through works of fiction. Featuring some locally produced crime fiction and other genres. Places are limited at this talk.

Session 2 Options

'Derbyshire - Secrets, Setting and Sleuths'

Stephen Booth, Sarah Ward and Roz Watkins talk to Sophie Draper about Derbyshire Noir and the secrets it holds including their most recent and forthcoming books.

Or

Derbyshire Record Office: records of crime and criminals

Find out more about what Derbyshire Record Office has to offer and get some inspiration from real life for your writing or research. Advice stand with archivist Karen Millhouse.

Session 3 Options

A State of Independence

The county attracts many free-spirited authors, who either work with independent publishers or have struck out on their own and gone full 'indie'. Stephen Booth talks to Sylvia Marsden, Tony R. Cox, and Andrew Lowe about their different approaches to Derbyshire crime fiction.'

Or

The History of Crime Fiction: 1840 to the Present Day

A talk by John Martin author of ‘Crime Scene Britain and Ireland: A Reader’s Guide’ and former ‘CWA Dagger in the Library’ judge. John traces the history of crime fiction from Sherlock Holmes to the present day, taking in major writers, different styles and a variety of detectives. A reading list is available to inspire your next selection. Places are limited at this talk.

Session 4 Options

Blood, sweat and tears: the experts’ guide to crime detection, forensics, writing and the law...

Author and lawyer Caroline England talks to writer and former Detective Inspector James Ellson and Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Forensic Sciences Jon Wright.

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Why ‘The End’ Is Only The Beginning

How do you get your manuscript to the point where you can either submit to an agent or publisher or confidently press ‘publish’ yourself? Author and freelance editor Andrew Lowe talks about what editors do and why all authors need them, explaining how to work with an editor to turn your novel into a publishable book. Places are limited at this talk.

Book sales provided by Waterstones.

Early bird ticket offer £39.15. Please print out your ticket and bring it along on the day.

Registration from 9.30 am, event starts at 10.00am. Booking essential as numbers are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment. Please note that lunch is not included, there are plentiful cafes, pubs and restaurants in the vicinity as well as Cafe Browser onsite.

Access information

If you have a disability and require an essential companion or carer to attend this event with you then you can book a complimentary ticket for them. This must be pre-booked, whilst tickets last.

There are a limited number of spaces available in the library theatre which are suitable for wheelchair users, if you wish to reserve one or to book a complimentary place for an accompanying essential companion or carer please contact Marie Timbrell at lovelitderbyshire@hotmail.com or ask a member of library staff for assistance at your earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions about accessibility, you can contact the library information service email: asklibrary@derbyshire.gov.uk or telephone 01629 533444.

Chesterfield Library 01629 533400

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/find-your-local-library/chesterfield-library.aspx

For information about parking please visit https://www.chesterfield.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/parking-car-parks-and-parking-fines/car-parks-in-chesterfield.aspx

A LoveLit event presented by Arts Derbyshire and Derbyshire Libraries

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