2023 Events


22nd APRIL – Crime Cymru ABERYSTWYTH. 17.15-18.15. KEEPING IT CLOSE TO HOME, Ceredigion Museum. CL Taylor with Mark Edwards and Louise Mumford. More details/tickets here: https://gwylcrimecymrufestival.co.uk/pif/


11th MAY – Bert’s Books SWINDON. 7pm. Joint event with Will Dean. https://bertsbooks.co.uk/product/will-dean-cl-taylor/

12th MAY – Crimefest BRISTOL. 11:20 – 12:10h. The Ones You Least Expect: Keeping the Reader Guessing. C.L. Taylor, Elly Griffiths and Gilly MacMillan discuss writing a compelling baddie. More info/tickets here:  https://www.crimefest.com/programme-cf/

24th May – Booka OSWESTRY. In conversation with Mark Billingham. https://www.bookabookshop.co.uk/events/mark-billingham-in-conversation-with-c-l-taylor-the-last-dance/


13th June – Toppings bookshop, BATH. Joint event with Mark Billingham, chaired by Sarah Hilary. https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/bath/mark-billingham-and-cally-taylor-2023/1

16th June – LYME Crime. 6.30pm- 8pm. ‘Deadlier in the Dark’ panel. CL Taylor with Fiona Cummins and Erin Kelly. Chair: Sarah Hilary. More details here: https://www.lymecrime.co.uk/programme.html


23rd July –  Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Festival, HARROGATE. 10:30 – PANEL: When Sally Killed Harry. C.L. Taylor, Claire Douglas, Louise Candlish, Shari Lapena and T.M. Logan, experts in writing about the darker side of love and friendship, will discuss dodgy husbands, scheming wives, murderous siblings.

More info here: https://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/news/full-programme-revealed-for-theakston-old-peculier-crime-writing-festival-2023/

26th July – Waterstones LIVERPOOL. In conversation with Clare Mackintosh and Fiona Cummins. Tickets available here.


1 September – Capital Crime LONDON. 9am.

Home is Where the Crime is: The locations and relationships that create the perfect domain for crime fiction with C L Taylor, Olivia Kiernan, Katerina Diamond and Susi Holliday in conversation with participating moderator Sam Brownley. Tickets and information here.

16 September – Bloody Scotland STIRLING. 10.30pm. CL Taylor is the ‘Crimemaster’ alongside ‘Little’ Luca Veste. Guaranteed tears of laughter as we put Mark Billingham, Gytha Lodge, Abir Mukherjee, Mark Edwards and Susi Holliday through their paces with a series of wacky, bookish tasks.

Tickets available here.


7th October – Chiltern Kills, GERRARDS CROSS. 12.30pm. Committed or Casual (Series or standalone panel). C.L. TAYLOR, ELLY GRIFFITHS, OLIVIA KIERNAN AND NEIL BROADFOOT. More information and tickets here. 

*** More events to be announced in 2023 ***

Previous events include: 

Lyme Crime, Capital Crime , Chiltern Kills, Glasgow Aye Write, Krimimessen Denmark, Woking Festival, CrimeFest Bristol, Bloody Scotland, Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Festival Harrogate, Exeter Literary Festival, Wrexham Carnival of Words, Newcastle Noir, Killer Women Festival London, York Literature Festival, London Book Fair, Write By the Beach Brighton (keynote speech), HMP Thameside (Q&A), Ex Libris Live! Oxford, DeptCon3 Dublin, Bristol Festival of Literature, Chipping Norton Literary Festival, Stratford Literary Festival, Iceland Noir, York Festival of Writing (keynote speech), Swindon Literary Festival, Worcester Literary Festival, Lady magazine’s literary luncheon, YALC Olympia London, Britcrime online festival, MyVLF online festival.

Teaching experience:

Glasgow Aye Write (How to write a psychological thriller), Bloody Scotland (Crime MasterClass), Chipping Norton Literary Festival (How to write a thriller), Bristol Festival of Literature (How to write a novel readers can’t put down), Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook How to Get Published conference Plymouth (Establishing pace and plot), Write Foxy Dudley (Creating conflict).

2 thoughts on “Events

  1. Lee Fairbrother says:

    Hi Cally,
    Have noticed many new dramas are written, produced and directed by females, for instance
    the latest Flesh and Blood. If, hopefully, your work is televised, would you be interested in producing or directing?

    1. C.L. Taylor says:

      Hello, Lee. Thanks for your comment. I have no experience in producing or directing so, no, I’d leave that to the experts! I would be interested in learning how to write screenplays/adaptations of my work however.

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