Thursday, June 27, 2013

Have you ever considered where you might hide a body???

Intensive Crime Writing Week 
with Arlene Hunt 

Guest Speakers include Alex Barclay, Louise Phillips, Declan Burke and Declan Hughes...

29th July to 2nd August: 10.30am-5pm
 €450/420 members at The Irish Writers Centre

Have you ever considered where you might hide a body? Thought about being the gumshoe who follows clues to find a killer? Daydreamed on a Monday morning where you might like to retire with the proceeds of ill-gotten gains? If so, join author and publisher, Arlene Hunt, to explore the underlying themes of crime fiction. Focusing on characters, plot development, story arcs and mystery, we will dissect our story with gory relish. We will explore intent and red herrings, create tension; and ultimately unmask our villain.
This is a writing-heavy, intensive course that deals with the complicated business of crime fiction. Over five days we are going to develop and craft a functional crime fiction novella- to be read on the final day.
Not for the faint hearted!

Arlene Hunt is the author of seven crime fiction novels, five of which feature the popular Quick Investigation duo, John Quigley and Sarah Kenny. She is also the co-owner of Portnoy Publishing and regularly reviews novels for RTE's Arena.

She lived in Barcelona for five years and now resides in Dublin with her husband, Andrew. Her books have been translated into three languages and her current novel – a standalone set the US – entitled The Chosen, was voted as TV3's Book of the Month for November 2011. An earlier novel, Undertow (2008), was short listed for best crime novel at The Irish Book Awards.
Arlene has also contributed to many anthologies, including, Down These Green Streets, and Requiems for the Departed.
Booking information:
Members of the Centre can avail of a discounted rate by calling 01-8721302


  1. Arlene Hunt is a unique voice in Irish crime fiction. Her dark and atmospheric stories perfectly capture the grimy underworld of Dublin and beyond. I am a fan.


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