Crime: Creating Killer Stories with Louise Welsh and Abir Mukherjee, Guest Reader Val McDermid

Crime: Creating Killer Stories with Louise Welsh and Abir Mukherjee, Guest Reader Val McDermid

Date(s) - Mon 16th May - Sat 21st May, 2022
All Day

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

Want to know how to make a reader’s heart rate increase? Their stomach turn? Two of Scotland’s finest crime writers will show you how it’s done by exploring character and plot development, and most importantly, tension-building techniques. Louise and Abir will also cover research techniques, and support you in developing your work, whatever stage you are at.

Louise Welsh is the author of eight novels including The Cutting Room, The Plague Times Trilogy and The Second Cut. Louise has a ten-year practice in opera with composer Stuart MacRae. Their most recent opera is Anthropocene. Louise was co-founder and director of the Empire Café, an award winning multi-disciplinary exploration of Scotland’s relationship with the North Atlantic slave trade. She has received numerous awards and international fellowships, including a Doctor of Arts from the Open University and an honorary fellowship from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. She is professor of Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. Twitter: @louisewelsh00 

Abir Mukherjee is the Times bestselling author of the Wyndham & Banerjee series of crime novels set in colonial-era India. His books have been translated into fifteen languages and won various awards including the CWA Dagger for Best Historical Novel, the Prix du Polar Européen, and the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing. He also co-hosts the Red Hot Chilli Writers podcast which takes a wry look at the world of books, writing, and the creative arts, tackling everything from bestsellers to pop culture. 

Website:   Twitter & Instagram: @radiomukhers   Facebook: AuthorAbir

Val McDermid is an internationally best-selling, award winning writer. She has published 31 novels, children’s fiction, non-fiction, radio drama and short stories. She is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 4 and is lead vocalist with Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers. She lives in Edinburgh.

If you want to attend a course with a family member, or someone within your extended household please do let us know and we can arrange use of our former twin rooms. These are available at £600 per person.


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