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September 2019

Wayward Women exhibition to 30 June 2020: Old Treasury Building, Melbourne

September 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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This exhibition presents ten stories about individual women’s lives in the past.  All of the women could be described as ‘wayward’.  Either intentionally, or through force of circumstance, they transgressed society’s rules in some way. Some prospered, but others paid dearly for their actions. The women and girls featured in this exhibition all lived in Victoria in the decade from 1894-1904. It was a time of great privation for many people, with the economy in deep depression and unemployment high.…

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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 Entries welcome from anywhere in Australia, from published or unpublished writers.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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Sisters @Mornington Peninsula & Frankston Writers and Book Festival

October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 4:00 pm
Functions by the Bay, corner Young St and Plowman  Pl
Frankston, Vic 3199 Australia
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$20 – $35

Catch up with various Sisters in Crime at the Mornington Peninsula & Frankston Writers and Book Festival: Saturday 19- Sunday 20 October   SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER  12.15pm – Sue Ingleton & Cheryl Adam/ MP crime writer talks 3.15pm – Andrea McCall – A tribute to Dame Agatha Christie SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER  10:30am -12:30pm: Workshop with Sister in Crime Tania Chandler  on Crafting Compelling Characters 3.15pm – Sisters in Crime National Co-convenor Tara Mitchell will interrogate Sisters Emma Viskic & Tania…

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Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival – 31 October- 5 November

October 31 @ 8:00 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
$175 – $530

Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival, 31 October- 5 November, is a new Tasmanian literary festival inspired by Agatha Christie. The inaugural theme is Murder She Wrote. The festival takes place in the beautiful Huon Valley, just outside of Hobart. It’s a four-day book spree of deadly Masterclasses, grave Workshops and incisive literary discussions. It features lots of Sisters in Crime including Tara Moss, Kerry Greenwood, Shamini Flint, Lindy Cameron, Dr Angela Savage, Dr Angela Meyer, Dr Joanna Baker, Tansy…

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