Death Sentences in The Galleries of Justice


  • 2 – 4.30 pm
  • 30 ( 25 conc.)

Please note: the workshop is on a first-come-first-served basis and advance booking is essential.


  • 7 pm
  • 10 ( 7 conc.)

Join three of the UK’s best-selling crime writers, Stephen Booth, Steven Dunne and Anne Zouroudi, as we delve into the dark underbelly of crime for a creative-writing workshop and reading event at the infamous and award-winning Galleries of Justice, the most haunted building in the UK!

In the afternoon, 18 writers of all levels of experience will be led to a place of writing execution to take part in a workshop with Stephen Booth and Steven Dunne. This is a chance for you to explore the craft of crime writing with a series of short exercises, including ‘creating a killer’, and detailed feedback to get you started on your crime novel.

In the evening Steven and Stephen will join Anne Zouroudi at the magistrates’ bench in the atmospheric Civil Court, as they read from their newest titles, The Unquiet Grave, The Corpse Bridge and The Feast of Artemis. After the reading, there will be a chance for you to meet the authors who will be happy to sign books.

There is a 20% discount on a group buy of five or more tickets for the Reading event. Use Promotion Code: NFW5

A former newspaper journalist, Stephen Booth has written 14 novels featuring young Derbyshire police detectives DS Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry, which have won awards on both sides of the Atlantic and are currently in development as a TV series. His most recent title is The Corpse Bridge.

Writing Hungary

Nottingham Writers’ Studio

  • 4 – 6.00 pm
  • 4 ( 3 conc.)

    In 2012 Hungarian Nobel laureate Imre Kertész described Hungary as a country ‘on the wrong side of history facing both east and west’, while composer Gyorgy Ligeti spoke of the great lyrical qualities in Hungarian poetry.

In this event, celebrated poet and translator George Szirtes, poet and children’s writer, Anna T Szabó, and academic and writer, Anna Menyhert discuss historical and contemporary Hungarian literature as well as read from their own work.