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October 2019

Open invitation: Tara Moss to launch the Monash University Crime Fiction Project

October 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monash University, Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way
Clayton, Vic 3800 Australia
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Free

Everyone is welcome at the launch of  the Monash University Crime Fiction Project by  bestselling author, Tara Moss. Tara will be in conversation with Dr Barbara Pezzotti reading from and discussing her latest novel Dead Man Switch (in bookshops on 21 October) which features World War II Sydney PI Billie Walker. Monash University, Clayton Campus, Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Seminar Room 121 Tuesday, 29 October, 4.00-6.00 pm The event will be introduced by Dr Stewart King. The conversation will…

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

October 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 5, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Sisters@GenreCon Brisbane

November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019
Cultural Centre, Stanley Place,
South Brisbane, Qld 4101 Australia
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$399 – $699

GenreCon 2019 is destined to be the best yet, featuring a smorgasbord of leading names in Australian and international genre fiction. It is a spectacular line up of panels, workshops and special events, where you can join over 200 writers, editors, agents and publishers for three days of celebrating genre. It features a number of Sisters in Crime - Candice Fox, Leanne Dodd, Helen Goltz, M J Tjia, Meg Norris, Michelle Somers,  Sarah Thornton and Sara Foster.  There are also pitching…

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PPCG fundraiser movie: Knives Out @ Classic Cinema Elsternwick (Melbourne)

November 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Classic Cinema, 9 Gordon St,
Elsternwick, Vic 3185 Australia
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$25 – $30

Thursday 28 November, 6.30 pm Fundraiser movie night for Port Phillip Community Group screening of an Agatha Christie inspired murder mystery with a stellar cast including Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette,  and Don Johnson. Knives Out has already received great reviews. See trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGqiHJTsRkQ Tix: $30, $25 .For tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/BGIYI  

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February 2020

Judith Rodriguez Scholarship – applications open 7 February

February 7 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Judith Rodriguez Scholarship worth $8000 is being offered by Graduate Women Victoria this year.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student of poetry, literature or visual arts undertaking a PhD or doctoral degree course at a Victorian University. Judith, a leading poet, was a fixture at Sisters in Crime Melbourne events over the past few years, died in late 2018 at the age of 82. Judith’s work included The Hanging of Minnie Thwaites (Arcade Publications, 2011), inspired by…

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UK author Adele Parks in-conversation with L.A. Larkin@Sutherland Library, Sydney

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sutherland Library, 30/36 Belmont St.,
Sutherland , NSW 2232 Australia
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This is your chance to hear UK writer Adele Parks on a brief trip to Australia talk about her latest book Lies, Lies, Lies, the portrait of a disintegrating marriage with dark secrets at its heart. Adele Parks is a bestselling women’s fiction author from the UK. She has sold over 3.5 million copies of the UK editions of her novels and her books have been translated into over 26 languages. Her first novel Playing away, the first of nineteen books, …

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March 2020

Writers’ Victoria: Maintaining Narrative Tension with JP Pomare

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wheeler Centre, Performance Space, 176 Lt Lonsdale St
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$135 – $215

Maintaining Narrative Tension with JP Pomare Sunday 8 March, 10am-4pm, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Lt Lonsdale St., Melbourne It doesn’t matter where you are at whether this is your first step toward publishing a novel or you’ve been wrangling a troublesome manuscript for a decade, we will look closely at all the elements of fiction and how they work together to create a compelling and suspenseful narrative with contemporary examples and writing exercises. Details and bookings: https://writersvictoria.org.au/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=752

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with Write On with Jane Clifton@Acheron (Vic)

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marian Rennie Studio Gallery, 132 Breakaway Rd
Acheron, Vic 3714 Australia
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$130

On International Women’s Day, Saturday 8 March, crime writer (and Sisters in Crime member) Jane Clifton will present Write On! at Marian Rennie’s Studio Gallery in Acheron – just past Marysville and a bit before Alexandra. It’s a smidge over 2 hours from the Melbourne CBD. Workshoppers can come for the afternoon, organise a sleepover or bring a tent and camp out under the stars! There’ll be lunch, wine, coffee and plenty of ideas to toss around. There are gorgeous…

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Writers’ Victoria: Writing Ethical True Crime-Inspired Fiction and Crime Memoir with Ruth McIver

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wheeler Centre, Performance Space, 176 Lt Lonsdale St
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$135 – $215

Writing Ethical True Crime-Inspired Fiction and Crime Memoir with Ruth McIver Sun 22 March, 10am-4pm, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Lt Lonsdale St., Melbourne While true crime is nothing new, over the past few years true-crime inspired fiction and true-crime memoirs such as Emma Cline’s ‘The Girls’ (2015) and Michelle McNamara’s ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ (2016) have become a best-selling and award winning sub-genre. Ruth proposes that fictionalising true crime and real lives in a way that is both…

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Gathering Dark with Candice Fox

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Vanguard,, 42 King St
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
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$20 – $22

Enjoy a night of crime on Tuesday 31 March with BAD Sydney at the launch of Candice Fox’s new thriller Gathering Dark. We begin the night with our Great Trivia Slam (special book prizes for the winners). Then Candice Fox, one of Australia’s most acclaimed crime writers, will be speaking for the first time about her new book set in LA. Gathering Dark features four tough women - a convicted killer, her kleptomaniac former cellmate, a disillusioned LA cop who…

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