2017 Events

23 Jan – St Anne’s ladies group, Bristol- ( St Annes Church Hall, Langton Road BS4 4ER from 7.30 for 8pm start)


15th March – London Book Fair, 13:45 – 14:30. In Conversation seminar on the creative process with author Rosanna Ley. Author HQ Theatre.

19 March – Aye Write, 3pm – 4pm. Gripping Psychological Thrillers – C.L. Taylor in conversation with Michael J Malone. Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Tickets from

31t March – London, News Corp Building – How to Write a Thriller, a discussion with C.L. Taylor and Paul Finch. 4-6pm, followed by drinks.

2nd April – Write By the Beach Weekend Writers Conference, Brighton- Keynote speech: The roller coaster ride to the Sunday Times Bestseller list. 9.30am. Tickets available from eventbrite.

20 April – HMP Wandsworth  (as part of World Book Night)

30 April – Newcastle Noir – 1.30pm -2.30pm. Domestic Noir panel with Louise Beech and Michael J. Malone. Tickets:


11 May – Foyles, Bristol author event. C.L. Taylor and Sarah Hilary. 6.30pm-8pm. Free event. More info:

19 May – Crimefest, Bristol – 14:50 – 15:40
You Are Not Alone panel. C.L. Taylor with Louise Beech, Thomas Enger and Gunnar Staalesen. Participating Moderator: Lucy V. Hay. Tickets and more info:

30 May – C.L. Taylor, Sarah Churchwell, Danny King and Rob Duncan take part in an evening of bookish bluffing, entertaining chit-chat and outright literary sneakiness as the panel battle it out to win  Ex Libris LIVE! at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford  – (time TBA). Tickets and more information here

Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Festival, Harrogate – 20-22 July – attending

8th September – Crime Writing Masterclass, Bloody Scotland, Stirling (9.15am – 4.45pm) with Sophie Hannah and Doug Johnstone. Tickets available here.

9th September – Bloody Scotland, Stirling. Panel with Sarah Pinborough and Clare Mackintosh. 10.30am. Tickets available here.

14 October – 11.00 – 11.45. DeptCon3 (YA conference), Tivoli Theatre, Dublin. Anna Baggaley chairs conversation with ND Gomes, CL Taylor, Chloe Seager. Tickets available here.

26 October – 7.30pm – 9pm. ‘Crime in the Caves’, Redcliffe, Bristol Festival of Literature. With Sanjida Kay, CL Taylor, AA Abbott, Cav Scott, Jason Goodwin, Amy Morse. Tickets available here. 

28 October – 3.45-4.45pm. Killer Women festival, London. The Genre Splice panel with Helen Smith (Chair), Sarah Pinborough and Ben Aaronovitch. More details here.

12 November – Writers’ Inspiration Day (with Miranda Dickinson, Julie Cohen and Kate Harrison), Dudley. Tickets available here. 
2 December – Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook How to Get Published conference, Plymouth. 1.30pm An audience with CL Taylor: Establishing pace and plot. More details here. 


2016 Events

7 Feb – ‘Creating Conflict’ workshop – WriteFoxy writers’ inspiration day. Dudley, West Midlands.

23 April – Liar, Liar panel with Amanda Jennings, Lucy Atkins and Hannah Beckerman. Chipping Norton Literary Festival. 2-3pm.

23 April – ‘The Art of a Good Thriller’ workshop. Chipping Norton Literary Festival. 10.30am-12pm.

29 April – Talk at Bristol Central Library 7pm

22 June – CL Taylor launches a new reading group in Midsomer Norton in support of the charity Details TBC

9 July – Talk at Hitchin library. 2pm. Tickets available here.


10 Sept – CL Taylor gives the key note address. 10am. York Festival of Writing.

4 October – Talk at Emerson Green Library 7.45pm

22 October – ‘How to write a novel readers won’t want to put down’ workshop –  Bristol Festival of Literature.

27 October – Q&A at HMP Thameside


2015 Events

4th February – BBC Radio Bristol event at Keynsham library for National Libraries Day. 3.30pm-4.30pm.

19th February – Guest speaker at Novel Nights, Clifton, Bristol. “Should writers be pigeon holed?” 8pm onwards.

28 March 2015 – York Literature Festival for the ‘Writing Motherhood‘ panel. 2-3.30pm, Temple Hall at York St John University with Carolyn Jess-Cooke and Nuala Casey.

25 April 2015  – Chiplit Fest. ‘Breaking Through‘ panel. 12-1pm. With Mel Sherratt and Mark Edwards.

5 May 2015 – Swindon Literary Festival. ‘Writing Motherhood’ panel with Rowan Coleman and Carolyn Jess-Cooke. 8pm. Tickets on sale now

14 June 2015 – Worcester Literary Festival. Crime panel with Sarah Hilary, Alex Marwood and Clare Mackintosh. 6pm-8pm. Tickets on sale now

11 July 2015 – BritCrime online festival. 8-10pm on the BritCrime Facebook page

20 October 2015 – Guest speaker at Staple Hill library, Bristol. 7.30-9pm

2014 Events

8 April 2014 – Q&A with Annabel Giles at The Lady magazine’s literary luncheon (The Caledonian Club, London)

8 July 2014 – HarperCollins Summer Party, V&A (London)

17-20 July 2014 – Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (Harrogate)

2 November 2014 – Lead a ‘How to edit’ workshop at Miranda Dickinson’s writers’ inspiration day (Dudley)


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