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National Crime Reading Month Launch at Waterstones Piccadilly

Wednesday 1st June 2022
18:30 at Waterstones, London - Piccadilly

Join the Crime Writers Association, The Reading Agency and a host of bestselling authors to launch National Crime Reading Month at Waterstones iconic Piccadilly store.

In a panel event to mark the start of this national month long celebration of crime reading, author and Red Hot Chilli Writers podcast host Abir Mukherjee will chat to bestsellers Lisa Jewell, LJ Ross and Nadine Matheson about the books that have influenced them and their favourite reads - dipping in to reveal those crucial opening lines.

Introduced by Sam Blake and Vaseem Khan, Crime Writers Association Chair Maxim Jakubowski will officially launch National Crime Reading Month with Alex Turton of The Reading Agency.

About the CWA

The CWA was founded in 1953 by John Creasey. Its aim is to support, promote and celebrate this most durable, adaptable and successful of genres and the authors who write within it. It runs the prestigious CWA Dagger Awards, which celebrate the best in crime writing, hosted every autumn.A thriving, growing community with a membership encompassing authors of all ages and at all stages of their careers, the CWA is UK-based, yet attracts many members from overseas. It supports author members (plus literary agents, publishers, bloggers and editors) with a monthly magazine; a digital monthly newsletter showcasing CWA authors and their books and events that goes to over 11,500 subscribers; and Case Files, a bimonthly ezine highlighting new books by CWA members. thecra.co.uk

The CWA also supports the Debuts; as yet unpublished writers, many of whom enter the Debut Dagger competition and the Margery Allingham Short Mystery competition. The CWA run an annual conference and hold chapter meetings throughout the UK so members can access face-to-face networking and socialising. It supports libraries and booksellers, with two Library Champions and a Booksellers Champion. It has links with various festivals and many other writers’ organisations such as the Society of Authors. thecwa.co.uk

About The Reading Agency 

 The Reading Agency is a national charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading. We work closely with partners to develop and deliver programmes for people of all ages and backgrounds; our vision is for a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life. We help 1.9 million people benefit from reading every year, through our programmes, our tireless campaigning, our excellent networks and our power to influence, challenge and make change happen. readingagency.org.uk

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London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Wednesday 1st June 2022
18:30
£6 General Admission

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