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 until 1st February at 9am. Anyone can join the club for free here. Full price tickets will be available to all from 9am on 1 February 2020 for £75 (plus booking fee) from  killerwomenfestival.eventcube.io

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

9-10am 

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

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

PUP TO SPECIALIST SEARCH DOG – A STEP BY STEP GUIDE.

Chaired by Kate Medina (author of the Dr Jessica Flynn series).

FACT TO FICTION: TRUE CRIME ON TV

Sponsored by All3Media

SECRETS & LIES

Erin Kelly, Dorothy Koomson, Kia Abdullah and Trisha Sakhlecha 

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

Chaired by Lydia Shamah, Commissioning Editor of Scripted Content at Audible UK

4.30-5.30pm

THE FORENSIC FRONT LINE

Professor Angela Gallop interviewed by Lin Anderson

BANGED UP

Michaela Booth and Carl Cattermole (Prison: a Survival Guide) plus prison tutor Angela Clarke (On My Life) and former prison art tutor Mim Skinner (Jailbirds)

Chair: Simon Booker (Without Trace), Writer in Residence HMP Grendon.

5.45-6.30pm

KILLER WOMEN MENTORING SCHEME

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

6.30-8.00pm

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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