Crime Fiction Festivals North and South

STREETS-DARKWhat is the world’s best premise for a literary festival? Well, for crime fiction fans, things can’t get much better than the Dave Robicheaux Literary Festival which will take place in Iberia Parish, Louisiana on April 8 to 10th.

If your ears are perking up, but you’re not quite sure, Iberia Parish is home to James Lee Burke’s fictional detective Dave Robicheaux, and the festival will celebrate both Burke and Dave in significant ways:

The world-famous literary legacy Detective Dave Robicheaux, created by author James Lee Burke, is coming home to Iberia Parish, Louisiana with his first festival. The official Dave Robicheaux’s Hometown Literary Festival: Celebrating Storytellers from Iberia & Beyond will be held April 8-10, 2016, predominately in New Iberia’s historic district, but will also include events around Iberia Parish.

Various venues will celebrate literature and its impact on our parish’s culture with storytelling, workshops, theatrical vignettes, music, local cuisine, bourré lessons and a tournament, Dave Robicheaux tours and a 5K run.

Registration information is here.

Looking for a crime fiction festival with a bit a more range? The first annual CUFFED, Vancouver International Crime Writers Festival, will be taking place at Granville Island in Vancouver on March 11th to 13th. Look for participation from Linwood Barclay, Gail Bowen, William Deverell, Owen Laukkanen and a whole range of national and international crime fictionists under the aegis of some of the folks who have put together the internationally celebrated Vancouver Writer’s Festival. Further information and registration is available here.

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