A note from our Reader-in-Residence and Programming Chair Mari Hannah to all budding writers…

My journey began at Creative Thursday a decade ago, a day of intensive creative writing workshops run by industry professionals and crime writing experts. I went away inspired to finish my debut, The Murder Wall, the first title to feature DCI Kate Daniels.

To mark my year as Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival chair I’d like to offer an opportunity to win a place at Creative Thursday in 2019 and the charity Harrogate International Festivals have generously agreed to match this. These two bursaries include participation in Creative Thursday (July 18) reasonable travel within the UK, overnight accommodation for one night if required and signed copies of the Kate Daniels series.
Interested? Submit a one line pitch and a short paragraph telling us how you would benefit from a Kate Daniels Bursary in 2019. Submissions close at midnight on Jun 25. Two lucky winners will be notified by via email by Monday, July 1.

Good luck!

Mari Hannah and the HIF Team.

Check out more information about Creative Thursday and the day’s agenda by clicking here.

Have you got what it takes? Email your pitch to crime@harrogate-festival.org.uk before midnight on 25th June with the email subject line ‘The Kate Daniels Bursaries’ and we might see you at Creative Thursday!