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CSI: Crime Story Investigations with Writers Victoria – Feb-June
February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$35 – $60
In this season’s Reading for Writers, Writers Victoria gets forensic with CSI: Crime Story Investigations. The best crime fiction is renowned for its tight plotting, compelling narrative, quick pace, and morally ambivalent characters. Writers across all genres can learn from the classics. Featuring five of Australia’s best crime writers speaking about the crime stories that influenced them, CSI: Crime Story Investigations will interrogate the nature of what makes a crime novel engaging and delve into the darkest parts of human nature. Ideal for crime writers and any writer looking at picking up the pace in their own work.
From February to June, on the second Wednesday of the month, some of Australia’s top crime writers (most of them women) will share their insights and analyse a work that has influenced their own writing. The guests and the works they have chosen are as follows:
Robert Gott will discuss James M. Cain’s Double Indemnity, Wed 13 Feb, 6.00-7.30PM (book here). Robert is, of course, a much-loved Brother-In-Law of Sisters in Crime
Anna Snoekstra will discuss Joyce Carol Oate’s Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Wed 13 Mar 6.00-7.30PM (book here)
Mark Brandi will discuss This is How by MJ Hyland, Wed 10 April 2019 – 6:00 to 7:30 PM (book here)
Emma Viskic will discuss An Iron Rose by Peter Temple, Wed 8 May, 2019 – 6:00 to 7:30 PM (bookings to open soon)
Sulari Gentill will discuss Agatha Christie’s Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case, Wed 12 June 2019 – 6:00 to 7:30 PM (bookings to open soon)
Participants are encouraged to read the books being discussed prior to each session, but not having read the book does not disqualify you from attending. People can book a season pass (see page 13 of the PDF program for details) or book for individual sessions.
Writers Victoria would be happy to make CSI tickets available to Sisters in Crime members for the same price as Writers Victoria members. To take up this offer, Sisters in Crime members can book over the phone by calling 9094 7855.