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

August 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$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 to the runner-up. This partnership has seen the number of entries grow each year, clearly a prize worth killing for.

The ‘Body in the Library’ Award honours Agatha Christie and her pioneering 1942 Miss Marple novel of the same name. In the Foreword, Christie describes ’the body in the library‘ as a cliché of detective fiction and her novel consciously (and ironically) reworks the genre. The winning stories continue this grand tradition.

Hear readings of:

’The Body in The Library’ by Dawn Farnham (Yokine, WA)

’The Book Club’ by Natalie Conyer (Mosman, NSW)

’The Team from Information Services‘ by Catherine Moffat (Lake Munmorah, NSW)

Melbourne Athenaeum Library Manager Sue Westwood will read Christie’s Foreword then stories will be read by authors Jane Clifton, Susanna Lobez and Leigh Redhead.

Entry includes a glass of wine with cheese from 5.30pm. Readings from 6–7.30pm.

Tickets: $15/$10 members of the Athenaeum Library, Sisters in Crime and Writers Victoria

Bookings: Click here to book by Wednesday 2 August. Bookings are essential as seating is limited.

Venue: The Melbourne Athenaeum Library, Level 1, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne



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