Brains at the Bevy: Exploring writing true crime and forensic psychology

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Start time: 18:00

End time: 20:00

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The longstanding partnership between the University of Brighton and The Bevy in Moulsecoomb

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Crime writer Kim Donovan and forensic psychologist Dr Gemma Graham will share expert insights on the mystery of true crime stories and how to write them.

The latest University of Brighton Brains at the Bevy programme on May 1 will feature Kim Donovan, the author of The Mysterious Mrs Hood, a historical true crime book about the life – and death – of her great-great aunt, and acclaimed forensic psychologist and lecturer Dr Gemma Graham.

Kim, who is Head of Library Academic Engagement at the university, will talk about the process of writing a true crime book from rooting around in libraries and archives to drawing on historical sources to bring stories from the past to life.

Principal Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, Dr Gemma Graham, will also focus on media representation of true crime. She will explore how criminal cases are often sensationalised and put on trial in the media before they even enter the courtroom.

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Adult: Free


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Name: Manuel Koranteng


Venue Details

Address: The Bevy, Bevendean, East Sussex, BN2 4TF

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