Crime author, Pauline Rowson's events and appearances for May and June 2011

I'm a little late posting the calendar of events for May and June, and I've already appeared live on The Book Programme on Portsmouth Live TV on 3 May, given a talk to the Havant Probus Club on 9 May about my DI Horton crime novels and my thrillers and on 10 May I was talking to Julian Clegg on the Julian Clegg Breakfast Programme, BBC Radio Solent.

So what's left for May and June 2011?

Well, next up is Crimefest at the Royal Marriott Hotel,Bristol and I will be appearing there on 20 May.

On Friday, 20 May from 9.00am to 9.50am I will be on a panel at this popular UK crime convention,  discussing Operation Petticoat: Jobs For The Girls? with fellow crime writers, Linda Regan, Leigh Russell, Aline Templeton and Ruth Dudley Edwards. We'll be talking about the role of women in crime novels and as crime authors, and no doubt lots of other things 'criminal' in between.

CRIMEFEST is being held at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel from 19 - 22 May 2011. It is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. First organised in June 2008, CRIMEFEST is now one of the most popular dates in the crime fiction calendar. The annual convention draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world and gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in an informal atmosphere. It follows the format of US conventions and includes interviews, panels, a gala dinner, and one or two surprises.

Then there is National Crime Writing Week 13- 19 June.  This is organised by the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain (CWA), of which I am a member, and it's to mark a celebration of crime writing. During the week members of the CWA will take part in readings, discussions, readers' group events and workshops all over the country.

I am running a writing workshop on How To Write Compelling Crime Fiction on Saturday 18 June 10am-4pm  at Quay Arts Centre, Newport Isle of Wight

This interactive and fun workshop is packed with lots of practical advice and tips on constructing plots and sub plots; building believable characters; generating suspense and tension, adding red herrings and clues, and exploring writing techniques that will grip editors, agents and readers alike. To book a place or get more details contact

Then on  June 20 at Newport, on the Isle of Wight I will be presenting prizes to the winners of the Wight Fair Writers Circle Crime Writing Competition, which will be a delight and pleasure and it will be great to meet up again with husband and wife crime writing team Bob and Carol Bridgestock who will be there.

That's it for May and June but if anything else crops up then I'll be sure to post it here.


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