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September 2017

Writers under the Influence: Cath Ferla & Tania Chandler

September 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Buck Mulligan’s, Buck Mulligan's
Northcote, Vic 3070 Australia
Free

Buck Mulligan's Bar & Bookshop: Great double bill with the darkly brilliant Cath Ferla and Tania Chandler. Wednesday 6th September - 7:30pm sharp Cath is cross-platform writer with a background in journalism, educational publishing, television screenwriting and script editing. Her debut crime novel, Ghost Girls has been shortlisted for the 2017 Davitt Awards in the categories of best debut and best fiction. UPDATE: Ghost Girls just won Best Debut Novel at the Davitt Awards. Tania is a Melbourne-based writer, published in Australia, the UK and Germany. Both her books…

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Sandi Wallace book chat at Bayswater Library

September 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bayswater Library, 7/13 High St
Bayswater, Vic 3153 Australia
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Sandi Wallace would love to see you at Bayswater Library on Friday 15 September at 2.00pm to chat about her latest release, Dead Again, writing and books. And don’t be shy – the audience is encouraged to get involved with questions! The second instalment in the Georgie Harvey and John Franklin series, Dead Again, was released earlier this year, and B. Michael Radburn, author of The Falls said: “Sandi Wallace has mastered rural crime,” while Jaye Ford, author of Darkest…

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October 2017

Jane Harper, in conversation with Leigh Redhead about Force of Nature

October 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Sun Bookshop, 10 Ballarat Street
Yarraville, Victoria 3013 Australia
Free

Join Jane Harper, who won two Davitts (Best Adult Novel and Readers' Choice) for  THE DRY,  in conversation with crime author Leigh Redhead* about Jane’s new novel FORCE OF NATURE. Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side. The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that…

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Open invitation: Launch of Jane Harper’s, Force of Nature

October 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Readings St Kilda, 112 Acland Street
St Kilda, Victoria Australia
Free

                    RSVP panpublicity@macmillan.com.au

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Launch of Dark Matters: A Novel by Susan Hawthorne

October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Collected Works, 1/37 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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You are all invited to the launch of Dark Matters:A Novel (Spinifex Press) by Susan Hawthorne. Launcher: Marion Campbell How do we pass on stories hidden by shame and resistance to shame? Collected Works, 1/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 6 for 6.30pm Wednesday 18 October

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Launch of Little Secrets by Anna Snoekstra

October 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Curtin, 29 Lygon Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia
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You are all invited to the Launch of Little Secrets by Anna Snoekstra's second novel. Award-winning crime novelist Emma Viskic (Ressurection Bay, When Fire Came Down) will be launching Anna Snoekstra’s second novel ‘Little Secrets’. Come for stories, performances, book signing and music. Local musicians will be performing songs featured within the pages of Little Secrets. which means a lot of Bruce Springsteen! Performers include: Phoebe Baker (of ALPINE), Eloise Falk, Dave Latimer along with Christian O'Brien and Ryan Lamb. Readings…

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November 2017

Open invitation to the launch of Sandi Wallace’s first short-fiction collection, On The Job

November 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SOOKI LOUNGE, 1648 Burwood Hwy
Belgrave , VIc 3160 Australia
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10 November 2017 is release day for Sandi Wallace’s first short-fiction collection, On The Job She hopes you can join the celebration! Happy Hour, Happy Day, Drop-In ‘on the job’ Book Launch Friday 10 November from 5.00pm to 7.00pm - SOOKI LOUNGE, 1648 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave Drop in over Happy Hour—5.00-7.00pm—to chat with Sandi about her new book, writing or random stuff, pick up your signed copy, enjoy the groove of the Sooki Lounge…and raise a glass with her on release day!…

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Open invitation to the launch of Intruder by Leonie Johnson

November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wheelers Hill Library, 860 Ferntree Gully Rd
Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150 Australia
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You are all welcome to attend the launch  of Intruder (Sid Harta Publishing), the debut novel by Leonie Johnson. Every woman’s worst nightmare – A gripping tale of the life of a once blissfully happy woman whose existence is rendered a social outcast by the relentlessness of an intrusive sexual predator. Set in the suburbs of Melbourne, the reader travels through streets made familiar by Leonie Johnson’s evocative use of descriptive language as the protagonist, Emily, assumes the role of detective…

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January 2018

Free Crime Writing Workshop – Mornington Library

January 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mornington Library, Vancouver Street
Mornington, Victoria 3931 Australia
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Recommended for Adults Do you want to write a crime novel? Come along to Mornington Library's two day crime writing short course. Join best-selling author, Vikki Petraitis, as she guides you through the genre expectations of crime, protagonists and antagonists, plotting and setting. There will be clear instructions and lots of tips. This workshop will run over Saturday the 13/01/18 & Saturday 20/01/18, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, so please make sure you are free to attend both days. Vikki…

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February 2018

Open invitation to launch of Anne Buist’s new novel, This I would kill for

February 1 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon Street
Carlton, V 3183 Australia
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Text Publishing is delighted to announce that Anne Buist’s This I would kill for will be launched by Dr Ian Freckelton QC.  This is the latest instalment in the Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist series of gripping psychological thrillers from Professor Anne Buist. Anne, a Sisters in Crime member,  is also scheduled to speak at Sisters in Crime's Domestic Noir event,  8pm Friday 9 February. Thursday 1st February, 6.00pm–8.00pm Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon St, Carlton VIC RSVP  to lucy.ballantyne@textpublishing.com.au or (03) 8610 4512  

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