The Killer Women Festival for Crime Writing & Drama takes place on 15th March 2020 at Brown’s Courtrooms, 82-84 St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4AG.

Now in its fourth year, London’s only author-led, boutique crime festival opens its doors to women and men with a packed programme – old favourites and new discoveries from fiction and TV drama, and many festival firsts, plus world experts in policing, forensics and criminology.

Exclusive early bird day tickets go on sale at £65 (plus booking fee) on 1 January 2020. Early bird tickets are available only to Killer Women Club members. Anyone can join the club for free  here. Full price tickets will be available to all from 1 February 2020 for £75 (plus booking fee).

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

9-10am 

Registration & Read the Sunday Papers

10.15-11.15am

JUSTICE ON TRIAL

Michael Fuller, Alison Levitt QC & Dame Vera Baird

Chaired by N.J. Cooper

PEAKY BLINDERS TO COUNTY LINES: GANGS

Professor Carl Chinn, Tracey Miller and Jason Farrell

MY FIRST MURDER: WRITING CRIME FOR KIDS

Elly Griffiths, Holly Jackson, Robin Stevens and Karen M McManus

Chaired by Laura Wilson

11.30-12.30pm

ANN CLEEVES IN CONVERSATION

TOXIC MASCULINITY

Rebecca Wait, Lucy Foley, Mel McGrath and Marnie Riches

Chaired by William Shaw

DRINKING THE KOOL AID: CULTS

Louise Jensen, Alex Marwood, Will Carver and Lisa Jewell

Chaired by Claire McGlasson

12.30-2pm 

LUNCH

1.30pm

Coffee and cookies with Helen Monks Takhar, author of sensational summer debut ‘Precious You’

2-3pm

K9: LIVE POLICE DOG DEMONSTRATION

Hosted by Kate Medina

FACT TO FICTION: TRUE CRIME ON TV

Sponsored by All3Media

SECRETS & LIES

Erin Kelly, Dorothy Koomson, Kia Abdullah and Trisha Saklecha

Chaired by Julia Crouch

3.15-4.15pm

PSYCHOPATHS: MAD OR BAD?

Professor David Wilson, Dr Shubulade Smith and Kerry Daynes.

Chaired by Sharon Bolton

FRESH BLOOD

Bella Ellis, Trevor Wood, Russ Thomas and Kate Bradley

Chaired by Sarah Hilary

GETTING AN EARFUL: AUDIO CRIME

4.30-5.30pm

THE FORENSIC FRONT LINE

Professor Angela Gallop interviewed by Lin Anderson

BANGED UP: IS PRISON WORKING?

Carl Cattermole, Michaela Booth 

Chaired by Simon Booker

CRITICAL INCIDENT TRAINING

Emma Kavanagh

5.45-6.30pm

THE NUTSHELL CHALLENGE

KILLER WOMEN MENTORING SCHEME

Showcasing Kahlia Bakosi, Louise Cannon, Laura Mace and Veena Muthuraman 

6.30-8.00pm

DRINKS PARTY SPONSORED BY SIMON AND SCHUSTER

The Killer Women Festival of Crime Writing & Drama is supported by Natixis Investment Managers.

Natixis Investment Managers operates as the holding company for the asset management business of Natixis, a publicly traded global financial services firm.

With assets under management of USD 1,004.5 billion (EUR 921.5 /GBP 815.3 billion[1]), Natixis Investment Managers is ranked among the world’s largest asset management firms[2]. Natixis Investment Managers has more than 20 affiliated investment managers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. These affiliated investment managers are supported by a global distribution network. Through its Active Thinking® approach, Natixis Investment Managers focuses on delivering proactive solutions that help clients pursue better outcomes in all markets.  The affiliate investment managers retain full control of their investment decisions, investment philosophies and day-to-day operations.

[1] Source Natixis Investment Managers – Data as of September 30, 2019

2 Source: Cerulli Quantitative Update – Global Markets 2018 ranked Natixis Investment as the 16th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2017

 

 

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