Budding writers and murder mystery fans are invited to enter the Wrexham Carnival of Words Murder Mystery Script Writing Competition 2023.  The Competition is open to any author with an original script that fits the brief and has never been published before.  The competition will run from 1 August – 29 September 2023 and the winning author will receive a cash prize of £100. The script will also be performed by local amateur actors at next year’s Murder Mystery evening during the Wrexham Carnival of Words literary festival in April 2024.

The competition will be judged by best-selling author Simon McCleave who is a patron of the Wrexham Carnival of Words. His latest book The Wrexham Killings is the sixteenth in the DI Ruth Hunter series and has just been published in July 2023.

Crime fans had a huge boost at the 2023 Carnival when they were entertained by leading thriller authors Tim Weaver, Glenda Young, Conrad Jones, Jenny Blackhurst whilst Fflur Dafydd spoke about her unique novel The Library Suicides. The annual Murder Mystery performance held at Wrexham Library was a sell-out in 2023 and the organisers are looking forward to an original script by a local author for next year’s event. There are sure to be plenty of red herrings!

Details of the competition and the terms and conditions are available here


Dylan Hughes: dylan_hughes57@hotmail.com  Mobile: 07756 047593

Debbie Williams: Debbie.williams@wrexham.gov.uk