Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival – ‘Creative Thursday’ (16 July)

Creative Thursday is a day-long crime fiction creative writing workshop, programmed by Vera author Ann Cleeves. It takes place in Harrogate as part of this year’s Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, now in its 13th edition, and firmly established as a firm date in the literary calendar.

It will offer aspiring writers the chance to hone script writing skills with a day-long programme of workshops and seminars led by television and radio industry professionals and real-life crime experts.

With a TV workshop led by Gaby Chiappe (Vera, Shetland) and Isabelle Grey (Accused) Creative Thursday offers delegates a fabulous line-up, with real opportunities to pick up an agent or pitch to a commissioner. Selected students will have the opportunity to pitch to agents and Michael Dawson, exec producer, ITV studios. Successful pitchers get their treatment read.

When: Thursday 16 July Time – 9am – 5.30pm

Where: The Old Swan, Swan Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SR

Tickets are priced £99.00 per person with only limited spaces available. For more about Creative Thursday and how to book click here.


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