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April 2018

Beyond The Whodunnit with Emily Maguire@NSW Writers Centre

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
NSW Writers Centre, Garry Owen House, Callan Park, Balmain Rd
Rozelle, NSW 2039 Australia
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Join bestselling author Emily Maguire for her intensive one-day course Beyond the Whodunnit on Saturday 7 April, 10am-4pm. Crime is at the heart of many great novels regardless of where (or whether) that novel fits within the huge and diverse genre of crime fiction. In this workshop, we’ll look at how to create a believable world for your fictional crime to disrupt, how to write characters who go beyond the stereotypes, how to create and maintain suspense, and the role of…

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The Best of Times short story competition

April 30
$10

The Best of Times short story competition - Autumn 2018 For humorous short stories (any theme) up to 2500 words. First prize: $300-$500 (depending on number of entries), second prize: $100. Third place, highly commended and commended certificates will be awarded too. Closes 30 April 2018. Entry fee is $10 per story. Competition website: www.bestoftimes.com.au

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May 2018

Emma Viskic@The Clunes Booktown Festival

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Hotel, Fraser Street,
Clunes, vic Australia
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Free

Featured Author Talk The Clunes Booktown Festival is delighted to announce that its author talk with award-winning Australian crime writers Emma Viskic and Mark Brandi will have Australian sign language (Auslan) interpretation. You may recognise Emma Viskic's name from the critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic series, with Resurrection Bay (2015) which won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction and three Davitt Awards, and And Fire Came Down (2017). The lead character in this series has been profoundly deaf since early childhood, and Emma studied Auslan in…

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Crime in the Country@Clunes Booktown Festival

May 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
CLUNES FREE LENDING LIBRARY, Templeton Street
Clunes, VIC 3370 Australia
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$10

Sisters in Crime members Anna Snoekstra, Ellie Marney, and Emma Viskic, and 'brother-in-law' Mark Brandi are in conversation about crime  in the country. Presented by the Ballarat Courier. 2.30pm Saturday 5 May CLUNES FREE LENDING LIBRARY, Templeton Street, Clunes Bookings: http://www.clunesbooktown.com.au/the-festival/clunes-booktown-festival  

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Anna Snoekstra @the Clunes Booktown Festival

May 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
CLUNES FREE LENDING LIBRARY, Templeton Street
Clunes, VIC 3370 Australia
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$10

Author talk by Anna Snoekstra re her second crime novel, Little Secrets. Little Secrets (Harlequin) is a stand-alone thriller like her debut novel, Only Daughter, which has been optioned in the US by Universal Pictures. Little Secrets started out as a short story for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards a few years back, but kept growing and growing until it was too long. This time the action switches from Canberra to a small town reeling from the death of a young boy in…

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Ellie Marney@the Clunes Booktown Festival

May 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
INTERNATIONAL STAGE, Fraser Street
Clunes, VIC 3370 Australia
Free

Author talk - Ellie Marney on her latest crime novel, No Limits. Boozer, brawler, ladies’ man – nineteen-year-old Harris Derwent is not a good guy. Injured and unemployed, he’s about to find out what he’s really made of when he agrees to narc within a rural drug cartel… Eighteen-year-old Amita Blunt is the perfect police sergeant’s daughter – practical, trustworthy, and oh-so responsible. Getting involved in Harris’s case was never part of the plan. But working at the hospital, she’s invisible –…

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Jewish Noir@Melbourne Jewish Book Week

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Kilda Town Hall, 99A Carlisle St.,
St Kilda, Vic 3182 Australia
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$20

Jewish Noir: 3pm Sunday 6 May Venue: Gunuwarra Room, St Kilda Town Hall Carmel Shute from Sisters in Crime Australia speaks to three crime authors – Israel’s Dror Mishani, and Australia’s Nathan Besser and Megan Goldin, about what the crime genre has to say about contemporary society and the light it sheds on people, places and problems. Book Now >

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Eastwood/Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers Literary Competition 2018

May 15
$7 - $25

Eastwood/Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers Literary Competition 2018 All categories Open Theme Category 1: Short Story Max 3,000 words. First Prize $250, Second Prize $100 Category 2: Poetry – Includes all forms of poetry except Bush Poetry (See separate Boree Log competition) Max 80 lines per poem. First Prize $200, Second Prize $75 Category 3: Alan Russell Award for Memoir Max 1,500 words. First Prize $150, Second Prize $50 Category 4: Pauline Walsh Award for Short Short Story. Max 800 words. First Prize $150, Second Prize $50 Entry Fee: $7 per…

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Write On! Writing Class with Jane Clifton

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meat Market Arts House, 5 Blackwood St
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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$80

Winter is coming!  Time to pack away the bathers and the sunblock and hunker down to write the great Australian novel, the essential family history, the most succinct and delicious short story Your pencil is sharpened, your laptop juiced, the notepad is open – but where to start? Already started but don’t know where to go next? Need some help, inspiration and a few pointers? I’ve written 4 crime novels and a memoir, I’ve learned a lot along the way and…

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June 2018

True Crime at the Frankston RSL with Robin Bowles & Vikki Petraitis

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frankston RSL, 183 Cranbourne Road
Frankston South, Vic 3199 Australia
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$10 - $15

Join the Frankston RSL  for a night of True Crime with  Sisters in Crime members Robin Bowles & Vikki Petraitis Robin Bowles Robin Bowles has been writing crime since 1997, when she read the story of the death of Bonnie Doon housewife, Jennifer Tanner, and decided things didn’t add up. Robin writes about more than crime and investigation, although she is renowned for the forensic detail of her research. She writes about injustice and incompetence, and the pain and loss…

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