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October 2019

The Dark Adapted Eye: The challenges of taking crime books to the screen

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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$12 – $22

Fiona Eagger, Dee McLachlan and Vikki Petraitis talk to Senior Professor Sue Turnbull about staying true to the source as it is adapted to the medium of film or television. What strategies are involved?  How do pictures, music, sound, and colour combine to tell a complex story that was originally told only in words? What stays and what goes? And is there a role for the author? Fiona Eagger is CEO and Co-founder of Every Cloud Productions. She is an…

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November 2019

Sisters in Crime@Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street
Bacchus Marsh, Vic 3340 Australia
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Free

BacchChat: What true crime tells us about the world Join Sisters in Crime Robin Bowles and Vikki Petraitis in conversation with national convenor, Tara Mitchell, about how true crime is about true stories of real people, real grief, real loss, and real horror, not an opportunity to revel in sensationalism or gory murders. True crime can give a voice to the voiceless – to murder victims and their families – and teach us about resilience, about how people survive despite…

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What happens when shame and secrets meet?

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Melbourne Athenaeum Library, First Floor, 188 Collins St
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$15 – $20

Find out when acclaimed Perth crime writer Sara Foster talks to Dr Robyn Walton about her latest mystery,  You Don't Know Me, out November with Simon & Schuster. Sara’s stunning new thriller revolves about the burden of shame and the disastrous consequences of hiding secrets. Sara Foster was born and raised in England, and moved to Australia in 2004. She has published four other novels: Come Back to Me, Beneath the Shadows, Shallow Breath and All That is Lost Between Us. She lives near Perth…

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26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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$60

Geraldine Hakewill, star of Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries and Wanted, will present the awards in collaboration with crime author and performer Jane Clifton after an in-conversation about her – if not their – life in crime. This year, 185 short stories written by Australian women compete for $10,060 in prize money. The first-prize winner will also take home a spectacular scarlet stiletto trophy. Geraldine Hakewill grew up reading Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes and Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher mysteries, paving…

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