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May 2021

Witness for the Prosecution: Supporting survivors of sexual assault

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Sisters in Crime Australia is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 15th Law Week event. An expert panel – Louise Milligan, Jane Patrick, Michele Williams QC and Rachel Spencer – will discuss the experience of survivors of sexual assault and their journey through the Australian ...

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June 2021

NOW ONLINE – in conversation with Jacqueline Bublitz

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Readings and Sisters in Crime as we celebrate the release of Before You Knew My Name (Allen & Unwin) by Jacqueline Bublitz. This is an extraordinary, unputdownable debut novel that explores trauma, connection, and our cultural obsession with dead girls. However this is not just another novel about a dead girl. Before You Knew My ...

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Rural Crime Writing Festival!

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
$30 – $45

The New England Writers' Centre is proud to be hosting the very first of its kind, Rural Crime Writing Festival! Finishes off with a panel discussion with Emma Viskic, J P Pomare, Yumna Kassab, Benjamin Stevenson, Maryrose Cuskelly, and Dan Box, moderated by Carmel Shute from Sisters in Crime. Zoomed on Saturday 12 June. Tickets ...

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Robin Gregory – Author talk with Darebin Libraries

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Preston Library, 266 Gower St
Preston, Vic 3072 Australia
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Free

Hear from Robin Gregory about her novel, Traffic, the  first  in a series featuring Melbourne Private Investigator Sandi Kent. Sandi has her hopes for an easy December dashed when two complicated cases crash into her lap. First, she is hired by her sexy but volatile ex-girlfriend to rescue a young South Korean woman from an illegal brothel. ...

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Sisters in Crime NSW investigate: Nina Young and Tanya Bretherton – True Crime, what is it, why write it, why read it?

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW 2037 Australia
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Free – $12

Sisters in Crime NSW offers you the opportunity to explore two very different types of true crime writing with authors Nina Young and Tanya Bretherton. Journalist and daughter Nina and her mother Denise Young courageously relate their very personal journeys in their dual memoir My Father the Murderer (Penguin), while in The Husband Poisoner (Hachette), award winning true crime researcher and author Tanya ...

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July 2021

Rescheduled: Body in the Library: readings and 28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards launch

July 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Library, Level 1, 188 Collins Street,
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$10 – $15

Rescheduled due to Covid restrictions: This year, the Scarlet Stiletto Awards offer $11,910 in prize money for the best crime or mystery short stories. Since 2012, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library has sponsored the ‘Body in the Library’ Award, offering a $1250 prize to the winner and $750 to the runner-up. This partnership has seen the ...

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How to get away with murder

July 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St
South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Australia
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$10 – $22

We investigate murder within crime literature and take a humorous stab at revealing what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to making a killing. The advantages – and disadvantages – of poison, bullets, a push off a tall building or cliff, or the Strangers on a Train scenario will all go under ...

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POSTPONED. The past is never dead: Kingston Libraries mystery and mayhem month.

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID. STAND BY FOR A NEW DATE! Hauntingly, events of the past can often infiltrate the here-and-now with fatal consequences. Kingston Libraries and Sisters in Crime present newly-minted Melbourne crime novelists Amy Suiter Clarke, Suzanne Frankham and Ruth McIvor as they talk to award-winning author Leigh Redhead about such events that refuse ...

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Online event: Sisters in Crime NSW investigate – Nina Young and Tanya Bretherton – True Crime, what is it, why write it, why read it?

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$10.00

Journalist and daughter Nina and her mother Denise Young courageously relate their very personal journeys in their dual memoir My Father the Murderer (Penguin), while in The Husband Poisoner (Hachette), award winning true crime researcher and author Tanya Bretherton, investigates a post World War II crime wave of wives using rat poison to kill their husbands, and others. Both of of these true stories of crime revolve around family.

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August 2021

Debra Oswald to present 21st Davitt Awards

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St
South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Australia
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$15 – $30

Frock (or suit) up and join us for an à la carte dinner as we present Sisters in Crime’s annual Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women published in 2020. Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication   This year, our guest is Debra Oswald, award-winning playwright, screenwriter ...

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