Simon Hall

Friday 19 May 2023 - 15:00 to 17:00


Learn all you need to know to write a cracking crime novel in this high energy, highly interactive slam of a workshop. From setting sinister scenes to critical elements of character, plus plotting and the all-important twist of an unforgettable ending.

Saturday 20 May 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00


Need to power up, polish and perfect your pitch to agents and publishers? This talk will take you through how to start strikingly, end emphatically, and what to include – and not include! – in the middle.

Simon Hall is a Course Leader in Communication Skills at the University of Cambridge, and a Senior Research Associate at Jesus College. He has eight crime and thriller novels published, along with 11 non-fiction books on communication, including public speaking and presentations, writing blogs, how to secure media coverage, and leadership communication. Simon also runs his own business communication agency, Creative Warehouse, and is a journalist and business coach. Previously, he was a broadcaster for 20 years, mostly as a BBC Television, Radio and Online News Correspondent.