Galway’s Cuirt Festival takes place next month, from the 23rd to the 28th of April, with its usual eclectic mix of writers, poets and dramatists taking part. Of chief interest to Irish crime fans – and European crime fans – will be the panel featuring Stuart Neville, Arne Dahl and Antti Tuomainen, which takes place at the Town Hall at 6.30pm on Saturday 27th. The panel will be hosted by Arlene Hunt, and you can find all the details here.
Meanwhile, Stuart Neville will be giving a two-hour Crime Writing Workshop on the morning of Saturday 27th, focusing on plot and character, their connectivity and dependency. You may want to book early for this one; you’ll also need to send a CV and a short covering letter as part of your application. For all the details, clickety-click here.
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