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July 2019

Winter Writers’ Retreat – Writers of the Far South Coast 26-28 July, Tathra

July 26 - July 28
Kianinny Bush Cottages, 246 Tathra Rd
Tathra, NSW 2550 Australia
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Now in its fifth year, it’s your turn to discover our Winter Writers Retreat. By the end of the weekend, with the help of our mentors, you’ll be inspired, motivated and maybe have that next chapter. The combined creativity gathered in this tranquil bush setting is nurtured by removing the daily grind of responsibilities while building a community of like-minded folk over bottomless cups of tea and coffee beside cosy wood fires. Only $299 for an affordable, productive and awesome…

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Sisters in Crime@Phillip Island Festival of Stories

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cowes Cultural Centre, 91-97 Thompson Avenue
Cowes, Vic 3992 Australia
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$20 – $55

Hear from a fabulous Sisters in Crime panel - Ellie Marney (compere), Anna Snoekstra and Olivia De Lesantis: 11-11.45am, Saturday 27 July Room 1, Cowes Cultural Centre,  91-97 Thompson Avenue, Cowes ELLIE MARNEY Ellie Marney is a teacher and a highly-awarded author of crime fiction for Young Adults.A long-term member of Sisters in Crime, she has released nine books, including the Every Breath series, No Limitsand White Night. Ellie has been involved in the creation of the national campaign called ‘LoveOzYA’ to promote and…

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Friends of St Kilda Cemetery- Coroners, Constabulary and Crime Tour

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Kilda Cemetery, corner Hotham St & Dandenong Rd
East St Kilda, Vic 3183 Australia
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Coroners, Constabulary and Crime Tour Come and join the Friends of St Kilda Cemetery on this terrific walk around the cemetery for an insight into the work of police officers, coroners, unusual deaths and murders. THIS IS NOT A TOUR FOR THE SQUEAMISH! 2.00pm Sunday 28 July Tour Cost $15; members free. Afternoon tea included. Bookings: email preferred info@foskc.org; or tel: Sheila 9531 3648 or Liz 0422 379 053 All our tours leave from the main entrance to the cemetery…

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August 2019

Lane Cove Literary Awards 2019

August 26 @ 11:59 pm

The Lane Cove Literary Awards 2019 are now open and entries will be accepted until Monday 26 August 2019. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Short Story Prize - $2,000 Travel Story Prize - $1,500 Poetry Prize - $1,500 The following additional prizes may be awarded: The Burns Bay Bookery Resident Prize - $500 Len Wallis Audio Youth Prize (16 - 24 years) - $500 The Baytree by Ardency Senior Prize (65+ years) - $500 To enter the awards read…

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Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

August 31 @ 5:00 pm

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Supporting new writing talent across Poetry and Short Fiction, the Creative Writing Award is hosted by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine, and presents a fantastic chance for writers to further their involvement in the literary world. Both established and emerging writers are encouraged to enter, and works previously published are accepted, with no limitations on themes. Submissions close 31 August. Prizes Include: £1,000 for each winner (Poetry and Short Fiction) Publication in the Aesthetica…

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October 2019

2019 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing now open

October 7 @ 11:30 pm
$5 – $10

Entries are now open for the 2019 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing. In this, the seventh year of this prestigious Prize, there are six awards on offer for crime writers. All genres of crime writing are eligible, from hard-boiled to comic, paranormal to rural, historical to contemporary, noir to cosy. Entries welcome from anywhere in Australia, from published or unpublished writers. The Prizes The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction First Prize: $500, for a story of…

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