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Best in Crime - the suspects!

The plot thickens for our Best in Crime deadly debate night! Our 3 brave speakers will champion their own favourite character from crime fiction-who will outsmart & outwit the rest to win the title of the best hero or villain in literature? Here is our line up of suspects that will be battling it out on Saturday.

Farida Anderson MBE, is a local star, not only has she received an MBE and an honorary doctorate from Salford University,  Farida is also co founder and developer of the TitsUp theatre show with Dr Julie Wray. Tit's Up is a funny, frank and open show discussing their experiences battling breast cancer. The show was Performed for PBC Paint the town pink Altrincham 2017, and more recently for Manchester Fringe. A favourite regular at Prestwich's Lovely Words, we're incredibly excited to have Farida join us to champion her favourite literary detective DCI John Luther.



Anita Gocoul has been teaching English to secondary school students for over a decade; so she is very experienced in solving mysteries (specifically: disappearing homework, mysterious maladies and “whose phone was that?”). Anita has been determining the literary greats since the big question of team Edward and Team Jacob, from the epic works of the twilight pentalogy, working exhaustively to develop children's engagement in literature, Anita is a true champion of literature in schools We’re very excited to have Anita onboard to bring some much needed discipline to proceedings, whilst championing everyone’s new favourite serial killer Villanelle.



Sherry Ashworth has been a novelist, a teacher, a publisher, a lecturer and is now a PhD student at the University of Manchester. She lives in Whitefield and her three grandchildren can bear witness to her excellent detective skills!



Our host for the event, Adam Farrer, is a writer, humorist and spoken word performer based in Whitefield. He is the Editor of creative nonfiction publishers The Real Story and this year became the inaugural Writer in Residence for Peel Park in Salford. If you bump into him and need an ice breaker, his mother is a semi-professional burlesque dancer and fire eater.




Who will win? Who will outsmart and outwit the competition? All remains to be played for on what promises to be a night of debate, drinks, and deadly deeds! Come along for a night to remember...

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