Living as close as I do to Chipping Norton, it’s surprising that I haven’t ever been along to the increasingly popular ChipLitFest, the town’s literature festival for both writers and readers alike.
But this year I resolved I was going to get involved, and not just as an avid reader attending one of the 50 events that are being held. I’m delighted to be able to support the festival by sponsoring one of the talks.
ChipLitFest runs from 23rd – 26th April at various venues around the town. Alongside the talks from well-known writers such as David Baddiel, Polly Toynbee and Paula Hawkins, you’ll find hour-long sessions on the finer points of crafting your writing skills and, new for this year, a one-day creative writing course.
The event I’m sponsoring is called Nordic Noir and is being held on Saturday 25th April in Chipping Norton’s Methodist Church from 2-3pm. At this talk, three of Denmark's most exciting writers, Sara Blaedel, Kenneth Degnbol and Dagmar Winther, will discuss the phenomenon of Danish crime writing and the British appetite for it. You might know Sara for her books featuring Detective Louise Rick.
So if you’re a bit of a Scandi crime fan, then why not come along? Tickets for this event and others at the festival can be booked via The Theatre Chipping Norton’s website here http://www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk/index.php?p=whatson&id=2692