Students will discuss novels from the reading list and look closely at aspects of the crime writer’s craft. Students may be asked to give short, informal presentations on one aspect of crime fiction that interests them – and all students will be expected to participate in tutor-led creative writing exercises. This course is particularly suitable for those who like reading widely, wish to expand their knowledge of various crime fiction sub-genres (including Nordic, inter-war and international crime fiction) - and would like to try writing their own short crime stories under the supervision of novelist Gregory Norminton and guest critics who’ve published on crime writing. We’re very pleased to announce that Jenny Mayhew will be making a special appearance, reading from and talking about her new crime novel, “A Wolf in Hindelheim”.
The next course will run on an intensive, residential basis at MMU’s Manchester campus over three days in the summer term: Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May 2013. The cost is £300 for those who wish to attend the sessions, or £1,000* for those who wish to complete and submit assessed coursework at the end, with additional one-to-one writing and tutorial support, to gain 40 Master’s-level credits – which can be taken into a full-length MA Creative Writing programme (*£1,000 for home/EU students; £2,778 for international students).
For further details, or to apply, contact James Draper: +44 (0) 161 247 1787;