Guildford Book Festival

Writing Crime Fiction - Online Course - Rachel Marsh

Virtual Event via ZOOM:  Sunday 11 October 10.00-17.00  [BST, UTC+1]

Price: £28 (all day course with breaks)

Online booking subject to a 5% booking fee per ticket.

Zoom Admission: Your Zoom details will be attached to your booking confirmation email. Please ensure that you have access to Zoom and connect in good time to start the event promptly.

Are you a budding Agatha Christie or a future Ian Rankin? Are you intrigued by mystery and the macabre?


If you’ve dreamed of being a crime writer, but don’t know where to start or finish, this course may be for you. The class will start with writing the detective, and then move through to the villain, the victim, and plotting. The day will round out with discussions of setting and readerships.

The workshop will be a mixture of lecture, discussion, and applied writing, and it will be highly interactive.

The course is opened to all levels, meaning that each session can be tailored to your own goals. This day-long writing retreat will be held via ZOOM but sections of the class will be taken offline in order to give your eyes a break, and give you time for lunch.

Rachel Marsh has a PhD in creative writing from the University of Surrey, where she investigated satire as a form of socio-political discourse. Her creative work mixes the surreal and the political. Rachel is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University and lives in Scotland where she teaches classes in creative writing, literature, and English language. She is currently the writer-in-residence for the Braemar Creative Arts Festival, and her play Home Health will be produced in the US in 2021. Rachel has also been published as an academic and as a journalist.

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When & Where

Guildford Book Festival Digital Event
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Sunday, 11 October

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