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March 2019

Crime Writing Workshop with Vikki Petraitis

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Geelong Courthouse Youth Arts, 60 Little Malop St
Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
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Ever thought about writing a crime novel? Or perhaps writing a short crime story to enter into Sisters in Crime Australia's Scarlet Stiletto competition or submit to the Geelong Writers Anthology? This 3 hour Crime Writing workshop with best-selling author Vikki Petraitis will give you plenty of tips on where to start, what to include, and how to engage your audience. Vikki is a well-respected teacher and the author of over a dozen books. Her workshops are interactive and include opportunities to plan and share writing. This workshop…

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April 2019

Felonious communities and fractured families

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St
South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Australia
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$12 – $22

Jennifer Lane, Jennifer Spence and Joanna Baker talk to Vikki Petraitis about the murderous intertwining of love and family secrets, and its place in broader society.   All Our Secrets (Rosa Mira Books, 2017; Clan Destine Press, 2018), by ex-patriate Jennifer Lane, is set in the small fictional NSW town of Coongahoola where hundreds of ‘Believers’ arrive and start to win souls. In the aftermath of the town’s infamous River Picnic, four times more babies than usual were born the following October…

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May 2019

Stalking, trolling and cyberbullying

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University City Queen Street Campus, Lecture Theatre G02, 295 Queen Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$12 – $22
Law Week event # stalking # trolling # cyberbullying with image of computer mouse and Victoria Law Foundation

Sisters in Crime is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 13th Law Week event, kindly sponsored by Victoria Law Foundation. Ginger Gorman, Emma A Jane, and Rachel Cassidy talk to The Age journalist Wendy Tuohy about the newish crime of cyberhate and the not-so-new crime of stalking, and the devastating, sometimes deadly, effects these crimes can have on people’s lives. Bookings for this event are essential, so to avoid disappointment…

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