On the weekend of March 11 to 13 criminal minds from all corners of the country will descend upon Granville Island. Some of them specialize in constructing alibis for murders, while others take great pains in weaving intricate forms of blackmail, revenge or the silencing of secrets forever. No two think alike, but they all share at least one thing in common: they would love to meet you.
Later this month CUFFED: The International Crime Writers Festival will welcome 20 of today’s hottest crime fiction talent to Performance Works and the Granville Island Hotel. For three days some of the genre’s best-known Canadian talent will tell audiences how they craft relatable villains, ambiguous anti-heroes and tell richly dark stories of human failings that seem all-too-believable – and indeed, might also draw upon disquieting facts.
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From Dietich’s blog- March 1 –
Dietrich: I think Ian Rankin’s words sum it up. And I’m happy that CUFFED is happening here in Vancouver. Alma Lee, the person who brought us the Vancouver International Writers Festival is behind this new event, soit’s sure to be a hit. Along with Alma, we have Lonnie Propas and Susan Ogul and their team to thank for all their hard work in putting this together.
Lonnie Propas: (CUFFED Artistic Director) The short but sweet info on the Festival is: ten events, including nine themed panels and one writers’ seminar led by Linwood Barclay. There will be a total of twenty writers, most from Canada, but one from the U.S. and one from the U.K. The Canadian contingent will make CUFFED one of the largest displays of Canadian crime writing talent ever exhibited. Read More.
Event #10 – Vancouver Noir – Sunday, March 13, 7:00 pm