pleasure of chairing an excellent crime writing session at the Hamilton Garden Arts Festival. The authors - New Zealanders Ben Sanders, Paul Cleave, Scott Bainbridge, and Vanda Symon, the audience, and I all had a terrific time in a very casual and convivial atmosphere. (Even if I ended up going for a pre-session swim in the lake to retrieve Paul Cleave's frisbee, after an errant throw over Vanda Symon's head).
It was great to see crime writing included on the Hamilton Garden Arts Festival agenda, in amongst all the dance, music, theatre, and other creative events that pack the two weeks of festivities.
Following the success of last year's crime writing session, fans of mystery and mayhem again have something great to look forward to on the 2013 festival's slate, with a terrific session featuring Ngaio Marsh Award winner Neil Cross and acclaimed biographer Dr Jo Drayton (author of books on Dame Ngaio Marsh and murderess-turned-mystery writer Anne Perry), in conversation with local true crime writer Scott Bainbridge.
21 February 2013, 6:00 PM
English Flower Garden
WET WEATHER VENUE
Chartwell Square Room
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