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August 2018

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award,

August 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrating excellence in Poetry and Short Fiction, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, hosted by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine, presents a fantastic opportunity for writers to submit their Poetry and Short Fiction works. Publication is awarded within an inspiring anthology to a shortlist of 60 writers, included a winner from each category. The winners are also presented with further opportunities to expand their careers: £1,000 cash prize each, a consultation with literary agency Redhammer Management, a Full Membership…

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September 2018

Sisters@BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival

September 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Justice & Police Museum, Albert St & Phillip St
Sydney, NSW Australia
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$16.07 – $21.17

BAD is back and bigger than ever!!  Weekend of 1- 2 September, Opening night Friday 31 August 2018 with a nuner of Sisters in Crime including Sue Turnbull, Candice Fox, Anna Snoekstra,  Megan Goldin Justice & Police Museum Due to popular demand, BAD Sydney is back for a second year running with an exciting program. Click here for the festival program A newcomer to the program is the Danger Prize night, hosted by award-winning novelist Candice Fox, who will oversee the ultimate…

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Murder Village

September 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - September 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
$20 – $24

Melbourne’s Best Improvisers Bring Agatha Christie to the Fringe Melbourne’s favourite comedic improvisers will create seven original whodunnits from thin air in Murder Village, playing at this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival. The hilarious murder mystery format, first developed for a sell-out run in Brisbane in 2016 under the banner of the city’s premier improvised theatre company ImproMafia, will enjoy its Victorian debut at the Festival’s Fringe Hub. “The old-world architecture of Arts House at North Melbourne Town Hall is the…

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October 2018

True crime author Liz Porter @Dymocks Camberwell, First Tuesday Book Club

October 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Barolo Trattoria Function Room, 885 Burke Rd
Camberwell, VIC 3124 Australia
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Hear from 4 writers including true crime author (and Sisters in Crime member) Liz Porter:  Liz Porter is a journalist who began her career in Hong Kong and then worked in Sydney, London and Stuttgart before returning to her hometown of Melbourne, where she is now working as a freelance journalist. Liz does the occasional piece for the Monash University and Melbourne University magazines and her work appears on the US crime writing site crimemagazine.com. She has also worked on some private…

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Killer Women Festival: London

October 21, 2018

October 21st 2018 Browns Covent Garden Priority booking for Crime Club members On Sunday October 21st, 2018, we’re taking over the atmospheric and historic Courtrooms above Browns Restaurant in Covent Garden and packing them with events about crime novels, crime audio, crime television and true crime. There’ll be headline appearances from bestselling authors; we’ll be talking about true crime documentaries and podcasts, staging a live CSI and talking to police experts, forensic scientists and criminologists. Click here to see the full programme (zoom…

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Open invitation CWA Richmond Branch presents… An evening with three local best-selling crime authors

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio Nine Building, Corner of Bendigo and Khartoum St
Richmond., VIC 3121 Australia
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Hear from Sisters in Crime authors Aoife Clifford, Emma Viskic and Anna George Aoife Clifford’s novel SECOND SIGHT was published in July 2018. Her bestselling first novel ALL THESE PERFECT STRANGERS was long listed for the Australian Industry General Fiction Book of the Year and the Voss Literary Prize. She has won both the Scarlet Stiletto and Ned Kelly Award for short stories and has been shortlisted for the UK’s Debut Dagger. In 2014 she was awarded an Australian Society of Authors mentorship for her novel, ALL THESE PERFECT STRANGERS.      …

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November 2018

Word for Word Festival – Vikki Petraitis and Robin Bowles – Truth is Stranger than Fiction

November 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop St
Geelong, Vic 3220 Australia
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$18.50 – $22.00

Leading true crime writers Vikki Petraitis, Robin Bowles (Australia’s True Crime Queen), and Clan Destine Press founder Lindy Cameron make a case for their grimly challenging genre. Inspiration Space, Level Two, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre  Adult $22 Concession $18.50 Bookings:https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=429681     

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Word for Word Festival – Helen McGrath and Cheryl Critchley – The Mind Behind the Crime

November 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop St
Geelong, Vic 3220 Australia
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$18.50 – $22.00

In conversation with Jennifer Kloester, investigative journalist Cheryl Critchley and psychologist Professor Helen McGrath take a scalpel to the inner workings of some of Australia’s worst killers. Inspiration Space, Level Two, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre Adult $22 Concession $18.50 Bookings; https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=429661    

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February 2019

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.…

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April 2019

Murder Village: An Improvised Agatha Christie Whodunnit – Comedy Festival

April 12 @ 8:30 pm - April 21 @ 8:30 pm
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$27 – $34

Murder Village: An Improvised Agatha Christie mystery returns for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Following a critically-acclaimed sell-out run at the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne’s favorite comedic improvisers are bringing the off-the-cuff whodunnit Murder Village to Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019. The hilarious Agatha Christie-style improvised format is a chance for murder mystery lovers to immerse themselves in a world of English villages, red herrings and suspicious characters. “The Butterfly Club is a beautiful and evocative venue, the perfect…

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