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August 2018

The Lane Cove Literary Award closing 22 August

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Short Story Prize- $2,000 Theatre Script Prize - $1,500 Poetry Prize- $1,500 The following additional prizes may be awarded: The Burns Bay Bookery Youth Prize (16-24 years) - $500 The Baytree by Ardency Senior Prize (65+ years) - $500 Rebecca Mitchell Stone Real Estate Resident Short Story Prize - $500 Len Wallis Audio Resident Theatre Script Prize - $500 Lane Cove Library Resident Poetry Prize - $500 Please see the Terms &…

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August 26 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Toff in Town, 252 Swanston St,
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Join the Australian Crime Writers Association for a criminally good evening of storytelling, prizes and laughter at the annual Ned Kelly Awards. Hosted by Jane Clifton, the Ned Kelly Awards celebrates Australia’s finest crime writing with awards for the best Crime Fiction, First Crime Fiction, True Crime and the S.D Harvey Short Story Award. The night will also feature some of our finest writers and colourful local identities telling stories about their life in crime. Doors and bar open 4.30pm…

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Aesthetica Creative Writing Award,

August 31 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - September 2 @ 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 @ 6:30 pm - September 21 @ 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 @ 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

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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