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July 2019

S.D. Harvey Short Crime Story Award – opens 15 May; closes 31 July

July 1 @ 6:00 pm
$50

S.D. HARVEY AWARD Kennedy Foundation hosts prestigious S.D. Harvey Short Crime Story Award Enter by clicking here The Kennedy Foundation is delighted to announce it will host the 10th  S.D. Harvey Short Crime Story Award in conjunction with the inaugural Kennedy Lecture dinner in September 2019. Sandra (Dawn) Harvey was an outstanding print journalist and television producer who was also the author and co-author of five true crime books. With long-time collaborator Lindsay Simpson she won the Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) Lifetime…

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Melbourne Rare Book Week – Charlotte Jay

July 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Library at the Dock, 2nd floor, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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Free

The Knife is Feminine: Discovering Charlotte Jay Hosted by Melbourne Library Service The inaugural winner of the  Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe award in 1953 was an Australian woman, Charlotte Jay, for Beat Not The Bones , a mystery set in Papua New Guinea. In 2019 who has heard of Charlotte Jay in this her centenary year? Discover an author who wrote crime and mystery books set in locations around the world. Celebrate her life and works of this forgotten…

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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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$299

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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$15

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
Free

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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September 2019

Sisters@Brisbane Writers Festival – 5-8 September 2019

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - September 8 @ 6:10 pm
$12 – $204

Sisters in Crime authors Caroline de Costa and M J  Tjia will be speaking on a Brisbane Writers Festival panel, together with Meera Atkison, on Saturday 7 September, 1pm -  Crime fiction & #metoo Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland https://bwf.org.au/2019/brisbane-writers-festival/crime-fiction-and-hashmetoo Also speaking at the festival are crime writers Chole Hooper,  Lili Wilkison, Ginger Gorman, Jess Hill, Krissy Kneen, Melina Marchetta, Sonia Orchard, and Meg Keneally. Different Brisbane venues. Program: https://bwf.org.au/uploads/3723%20BWF%20Program%20WEB_Final.pdf Tix: https://bwf.org.au/information/passes  

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BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival: Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September

September 6 @ 10:00 am - September 8 @ 4:00 pm
State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie St,
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$22 – $25

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival just got a whole lot badder this year. It has events with Val McDermid, Candice Fox, Sue Turnbull,  Sulari Gentill, Emily Maguire, Aoife Clifford, Catherine du Peloux Menagé, Suzie Miller, Bri Lee, Hilary Bonney, Nicole Abadee, Susan Hurley, Katherine Kovacic, Felicity McLean, Caroline Overington, Suzanne Leal, Jacyln Moriarty, Nicola Moriarty,  Xanthé Mallett, Ava Benny-Morrison, Siobahn McHugh, Sarah Bailey, Gabrielle Duffy, Gina McKeon, Jana Wendt, Kate Evans, Kate McClymont, Leigh Straw, Rachel Franks, Sarah Hopkins, Simone Starr,  Tanya Bretherton, and…

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Val McDermid@Melbourne Writers Festival

September 8 @ 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
$15 – $25

Val McDermid, a Sisters in Crime favourite, is participating in three panels on the closing day of the Melbourne Writers Festival.  This year's theme is When We Talk About Love. Val is the author of 22 bestselling novels, which have been translated into 30 languages and sold over 10 million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. Sunday 8 September,…

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