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March 2017
Free

Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency – Australian Writers’ Prize

March 27 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm

UK Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency is keen to find a great unpublished Australian writer who can amaze it with an incredible voice, writing and premise. The prize is open for adult fiction in all genres – the only thing they ask is that you are an unpublished Australian writer without representation. The top three entries will be selected by the Madeleine Milburn agency for the shortlist. A winner will be chosen by Madeleine Milburn and they will receive an offer of representation…

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May 2017
$60

Crime Writers’ Workshop – Queenscliffe Literary Festival

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Queenscliffe & District Neighbourhood House, 3 Tobin Drive
Queenscliff, Victoria 3225 Australia
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Lawyer turned author and Sisters in Crime member, Anna George, will run an introduction to Crime Writing and Plotting Workshop  at the Queenscliffe Literary Festival on Saturday 13 May, 10am-1pm. Limited numbers so book soon. The Queenscliffe Literary Festival runs each weekend over May. Bookings: http://queenscliffeliteraryfestival.com.au/

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$30

Crime at its Best – Queenscliffe Literary Festival

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Queenscliff Town Hall, 50 Learmonth St
Queenscliff, Victoria 3225 Australia
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Author and Sisters in Crime member, Dorothy Johnston, will compere a panel of top crime writers - Jane Harper, Jock Serong and Mark Smith - at the Queenscliffe Literary Festival on Saturday 13 May. They'll be debating how their strong rural and coastal themes build their plots. The Queenscliffe Literary Festival runs each weekend over May. Bookings: http://queenscliffeliteraryfestival.com.au/    

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June 2017
TBC

Deadly Secrets – The New England Writers’ Centre

June 16 - June 17

  The New England Writers' Centre presents Deadly Secrets, the second year of its popular crime writing event on Friday June 16 and Saturday June 17  This year its guest author is award-winning crime writer Emma Viskic. Emma, a Sisters in Crime member, won three Davitt Awards last year and also the Ned Kelly Award for best new fiction for her debut novel, Resurrection Bay. There will be a workshop presented by Emma, talks, book signings, a dinner with Emma and NEWC board members,…

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September 2017

Historical Novels Society of Australasia – 2017 Melbourne Conference

September 8 @ 8:00 am - September 10 @ 5:00 pm

This celebration of the historical fiction genre will showcase over 60 speakers discussing inspiration, writing craft, research, publishing pathways and personal histories. Featured speakers include  Sisters in Crime members Kerry Greenwood,  Sophie Masson, and Sulari Gentill,  plus  'brother-in-law' Robert Gott, Kate Forsyth,  Deborah Challinor, Juliet Marillier, Arnold Zable,  Anne Gracie and Lucy Treloar. Opening night reception on Friday 8 September includes a round table discussing the conference theme ‘Identity: Origins and Diaspora.’ In addition to the two stream weekend program, there…

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October 2017

Bouchercon 2017 – Passport to Murder (Toronto 12-15 October)

October 12 - October 15

Bouchercon is the annual world mystery convention in North America where every year readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers and other lovers of crime fiction gather for a 4-day weekend of education, entertainment, and fun! Guests of Honour | Bouchercon 2017 Guests of Honour Canadian Guest of Honour: Louise Penny Louise Penny didn’t begin her writing career until her mid-forties, when she set to work on her first crime novel, Still Life. Set in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, the series features…

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