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September 2019

Val McDermid@Melbourne Writers Festival

September 8, 2019 @ 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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Murder Village: An Improvised Whodunnit

September 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - September 29, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
Campari House, 23-25 Hardware Lane
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$25 – $30

After sell-out runs at 2018's Fringe and 2019's Comedy Festival, Murder Village reopens its gates for more improvised Agatha Christie mysteries. Attend Sisters in Crime's Domestic Noir event on Friday 27 September, and you could win one of three double-passes.  Step into the world of a 1950s' English village where anyone could be dispatched at any moment... and anyone could be the murderer. Encounter a colourful cast of eccentrics each more suspicious than the last, played by some of the…

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October 2019

True Crime Mysteries: Misadventure in Little Lon – MIGW Launch Event

October 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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The world's first true crime augmented reality (AR) mobile game True Crime Mysteries: Misadventure in Little Lon, is launching on  Sunday 6 October as part of Melbourne International Games Week. Created by Victorian husband and wife team Andy Yong and Emma Ramsay from studio 10Tickles, it propels players through iconic locations in Melbourne's CBD to solve a historic mystery; collecting clues and questioning the delightful deviants who lived in the Laneways of Little Lon. The historically accurate game provides a rare insight into what…

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2019 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing now open

October 7, 2019 @ 11:30 pm
$5 – $10

Entries are now open for the 2019 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing. In this, the seventh year of this prestigious Prize, there are six awards on offer for crime writers. All genres of crime writing are eligible, from hard-boiled to comic, paranormal to rural, historical to contemporary, noir to cosy. Entries welcome from anywhere in Australia, from published or unpublished writers. The Prizes The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction First Prize: $500, for a story of…

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Sisters @Mornington Peninsula & Frankston Writers and Book Festival

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Functions by the Bay, corner Young St and Plowman  Pl
Frankston, Vic 3199 Australia
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$20 – $35

Catch up with various Sisters in Crime at the Mornington Peninsula & Frankston Writers and Book Festival: Saturday 19- Sunday 20 October   SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER  12.15pm – Sue Ingleton & Cheryl Adam/ MP crime writer talks 3.15pm – Andrea McCall – A tribute to Dame Agatha Christie SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER  10:30am -12:30pm: Workshop with Sister in Crime Tania Chandler  on Crafting Compelling Characters 3.15pm – Sisters in Crime National Co-convenor Tara Mitchell will interrogate Sisters Emma Viskic & Tania…

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History Repeats: 2019 Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Rydalmere, NSW 2116 Australia
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$147 – $295

A major event celebrating writers and readers of historical fiction will be take place on 25-27 October 2019 at the historic Parramatta campus of Western Sydney University. The weekend of interviews, panels, discussions and historical weapons re-enactments will be a celebration of all forms of the genre. Historical crime writers, Janet Lee, Catherine Jinks, Pip Smith, Tessa Lunney, Katherine Kovacic, Malla Nunn and Meg Keneally, author of the popular Monsarrat murder mysteries, will be included in the impressive line-up of…

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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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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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