Library hosts crime writing workshops and talks

If you love crime writing then you need to make sure you check out what is going on at Chesterfield Library this month.

Criminal Intentions, a series of crime-related events are being planned by Derbyshire Libraries including talks from forensics experts and authors.

Jon Wright, a senior lecturer at the University of Derby and a forensics consultant will be giving a hands-on talk about forensics from fingerprinting and blood analysis to firearms. This is free event on October 19, 7pm-8.30pm. Places are limited and even though it is free, tickets are required.

Award-winning crime author Steven Dunne will be talking about his work including his latest novel Death Do Us Part on October 21, 7pm-8.30pm. Tickets are £3 and £2 for concessions.

Hosting a crime writing workshop for budding authors on October 22 will be crime writer Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw. This workshop will look at the essential elements of crime writing starting with plot, setting and character. It is suitable for beginners and more experienced writers and runs from 10am-12.30pm. Tickets are £10.

You can also join forensic scientist Paul Newsham to discover what makes you unique and the techniques used by the professionals to discover whodunit.

His interactive talk Biometrics – There Will Never be Another You is on October 26, from 7pm-8.30pm. Tickets are £5 and £4 for concessions.

Sarah will be talking about her books at Long Eaton Library on October 12, 7-8.30pm and at Bakewell Library on October 19 at 7.30pm.

She will back at Chesterfield on October 28 to talk about her work as an author, top crime reviewer and judge for the Petrona Award. The talk is from 7pm-8.30pm and tickets cost £3 and £2 for concessions.

A free Super Sleuth event is being staged at Chesterfield on October 29. You will be able to join Derby University students and lecturers for a morning of family fun using detective and forensic skills to uncover the mystery of an unforgivable ‘crime’ in the children’s library, complete with crime scene and treasure hunt for clues. The sleuthing is from 10.30am- noon.

All tickets are available from Chesterfield Library Help Desk. Call 01629 533400 for more information.

Long Eaton Library will be having a Dagger in the Library Crime Book Café on October 4, 3pm-4pm.  Go along to discuss your favourite crime reads.