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April 2017

Adelaide meeting of Sisters in Crime members & supporters

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
State Library of South Australia, North Terrace & Kintore Ave
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Sisters in Crime's Treasurer, Robyn Byrnes, will be in Adelaide on her way back from the Salt Festival at Port Lincoln and the Eyre Writers Week, and is inviting members  other like minded people in Adelaide to meet with her about about Sisters in Crime Australia. If you are currently a member, she wants to know what you enjoy about being a member and what you would like to see us do more of. If you are a lapsed member,…

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May 2017

(Sex) Crime and Punishment

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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$10 - $17
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For its 11th Law Week event, Sisters in Crime Australia is joining forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University to explore Victoria’s trail-blazing approach as to how sex crimes are treated and how they are monitored through the Victorian Sexual Offences List and the Victorian Register of Sex Offenders. Professor Bronwyn Naylor will interrogate our three eminent panellists: Detective Senior Sergeant Marnie Johnstone, Sergeant Kirei Wall and Belinda Wallington. Bookings for this event are essential, so to avoid disappointment…

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June 2017

Nordic Noir: the new cool

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St
South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Australia
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$10 - $17
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Book tickets Over the past decade, the icy winds of Nordic noir have swept through the worlds of crime fiction, feature film and television drama. The mood (gloomy and bleak) and look (dark and grim) combined with compelling narratives, strong female characters and the distinctive landscapes of Scandinavia have attracted huge numbers of devotees globally. Professor Sue Turnbull, who co-authored the Nordic noir entry for the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will explore this phenomenon with the…

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July 2017

Sea Change or Tree Change?: crime moves to the coast and country

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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$10 - $17
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Book tickets Sisters in Crime convenor and author Janice Simpson puts three crime authors under the spotlight – Leigh Straw, Sarah Bailey and Dorothy Johnston – to explore what happens when crime (fiction) shifts to the coast or country: to Fremantle, the fictional NSW country town of Smithson and Queenscliff, respectively. Leigh Straw is a crime fiction and true crime writer who lectures at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Perth. Her current Fremantle crime fiction series, featuring Detective…

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Brisbane Chapter – Sisters in Crime meeting re True Crime

July 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
 ‘Nest Bar’, Hotel Jen,, Lvl 2, 159 Roma St
Brisbane, Qld 4000 Australia
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Free

Sisters in Crime, and all interested crime writers and readers are invited to meet: Sunday, 30 July, 12:30pm-2:30pm   ‘Nest Bar’, Hotel Jen, Lvl 2, 159 Roma St, Brisbane (beside the Roma St Transit Centre) Free – if you don’t have a coffee, wine, snack or lunch NB if you have the Entertainment Book, bring it along for a discount. Topic: ‘True Crime’ Please note, we want everyone to take part talking about crime in some way in our meetings. Please bring 1000…

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August 2017

BOOKED OUT!!!‘Body in the Library’ short story readings

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Library, Level 1, 188 Collins Street,
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$10 - $15

Sisters in Crime@The Melbourne Athenaeum Library Friday 4 August, 5.30pm for 6pm: ‘Body in the Library’ short story readings Come and hear compere (and 2011 Scarlet Stiletto Award winner) Angela Savage as she introduces a selection of winning ‘Body in the Library’ stories from Sisters in Crime’s annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Since 2012, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library has sponsored the ‘Body in the Library’ category of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards by offering a $1000 prize to the winner and $500…

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17th Davitt Awards and gala dinner

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thornbury Theatre, Velvet Room, 859 High Street
Thornbury, Victoria 3071 Australia
$65

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication Frock up and come to see the multi-talented Hilary Bonney present Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. Prior to the presentations, she will discuss her own life in crime with Professor Sue Turnbull, Sisters in Crime’s ambassador. This year, 99 books written by Australian women and published in 2016 are competing for the Davitts. The six categories are: Best Adult Crime Novel, Best…

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September 2017

Dangerous deceptions and delusions

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St
South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Australia
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$10 - $17

Authors Sulari Gentill, Megan Goldin and Carolyn Morwood debate unreliable narrators, the blurring of truth and fiction, and much much more with Robyn Walton. Crossing the Lines (Pantera Press), Sulari Gentill’s new stand-alone murder mystery, explores what happens when the imagined becomes better than reality. Madeleine d’Leon is fixated on the story of Edward ‘Ned’ McGinnity, the hero in this crime novel. But Ned, too, is a writer and the character he can’t get out of his head is none…

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October 2017

Sensational seconds

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
$10 - $17

Authors Emma Viskic, Anna Snoekstra and J M Green discuss how to triumph over ‘second novel syndrome’ and much much more with Maggie Baron. To be followed by the AGM. And Fire Came Down (Bonnier Publishing) Emma Viskic’s second novel, again features Caleb Zelic, a deaf private detective. When a young woman is killed after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was. And the trail leads straight to his hometown, Resurrection…

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November 2017

24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards – presented by Sigrid Thornton, icon of Australian screen and stage

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
$40
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Reminder: Bookings close Wednesday 15 November.  Click to book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-scarlet-stiletto-cocktail-party-awards-tickets-39036000729 Join us for champagne and canapés as we celebrate Australia’s crime-writing talent at Sisters in Crime’s Scarlet Stiletto Awards. This year, 186 entries vied for glory, but only 26 stories were shortlisted for the 13 awards (Scarlet-Stiletto-entry-form-2017). Catch up with your favourite authors including Anne Buist, Hazel Edwards, Sandi Wallce and Narrelle M  Harris. Before presenting the awards (and the coveted Scarlet Stiletto trophy), Sigrid Thornton will discuss her ‘life in crime’…

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