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Crime and Coffee Festival

#cdfcrimefest ​​​

 - 2 June 2018 at Cardiff Central Library Hub. ​  

The brand new Crime and Coffee festival is perfect for crime and thriller fans.  

Award-winning authors Belinda Bauer and Christopher Fowler are joined by Rebecca Tope, Kate Hamer, Mark Ellis, Katherine Stansfield and many more. 

There is a packed bill to enjoy, including: 

  • Talks, 
  • Readings,
  • Panel discussions, and
  • Workshops where writers can develop their skills with published authors.

With the aid of the Crime Cymru authors’ collective, the festival is especially proud to promote Wales-based crime writers and stories set in Wales. 

Come and meet the authors who make this a nation of storytellers and hear how they get inside the mind of both criminal and detective. 

Coffee and snacks will also be available from Big Moose Coffee Co.

All events are held at Cardiff Central Library Hub. ​

Tickets start at just £3. You can buy tickets online, or you can call 0333 666 3366 (Ticketsource). A £1.50 charge applies for all telephone bookings.​

With an array of guest authors discussing their best-selling novels, there will be plenty to do and see. Please visit Ticketsource​​​​​​External link opens in a new window for event details and tickets.


Christopher Fowler, Rebeca Tope, John Wake (true crime/local history), Derec Jones, Evonne Wareham, Phil Rowlands

Crime Cymru writers including Katherine Stansfield, Alis Hawkins and Graham Miller.  

Katherine Stansfield Workshop: 'Detectives and their Stories'


Belinda Bauer, Mark Ellis, Kate Hamer 

Crime Cymru writers including Matt Johnson, Rosie Claverton, Cheryl Rees-Price, Bev Jones, Judith Barrow, Sally Spedding and Thorne Moore

Sally Spedding Workshop: 'Fear is the key'


Meet the Editor: Caroline Oakley (Honno Press)

  • Photographers will be present, if you do not wish to be photographed please notify a member of staff at the venue. 
  • Tickets are limited, so book in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Any remaining tickets will be available from the venue on the day; cash purchases only.
  • All details are correct at time of publication.
  • All events are subject to change.
  • Fully wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop available

For any further enquiries, please email 

The festival is proudly supported by WF Howes, Octavo's Book Cafe, Honno, Literature Wales, Cardiff Council and Big Moose Coffee Co.