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Sisters in Crime@Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


BacchChat: What true crime tells us about the world

Join Sisters in Crime Robin Bowles and Vikki Petraitis in conversation with national convenor, Tara Mitchell, about how true crime is about true stories of real people, real grief, real loss, and real horror, not an opportunity to revel in sensationalism or gory murders.

True crime can give a voice to the voiceless – to murder victims and their families – and teach us about resilience, about how people survive despite suffering the worst, their daughter being killed by a serial killer or son being raped in a boys’ home. It can also teach us about how the justice system works – or doesn’t work.

Robin Bowles is the author of a number of bestselling true crime books, including the definitive books on the Jaidyn Leskie murder, Justice Denied, and the disappearance and alleged murder of British tourist Peter Falconio, Dead Centre, which won the inaugural Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Award for best true crime book in 2006. Her latest book is Death on the Derwent: Sue Neill-Fraser’s Story (Scribe 2019). https://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/books/death-on-the-derwent


Vikki Petraitis is the author of 13 true crime books and has contributed to four true crime anthologies. Her books include the best-selling The Frankston Murders, republished in 2018 by Clan Destine Press Her latest book is Inside the Law: 25 years of true crime writing (Clan Destine Press). She is also full-time secondary school teacher and a teacher of creative writing. She is in demand as a public speaker, and is currently doing a PhD in Creative Writing which involves her writing a novel, naturally one with a crime theme (rape). It will be her 14th book. www.vikkipetraitis.com

Tara Mitchell grew up in Adelaide, aka ‘Strange Murder Capital of the World’, which meant an interest in crime was somewhat inevitable. As a Sisters in Crime National Convenor, she’s able to freely interrogate others about true crime without arousing too much suspicion from the neighbours.

10am-12noon Saturday 2 November: James Young Rooms, Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

Free but please register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bacchchat-what-true-crime-tells-us-about-the-world-tickets-72641700281



Lerderderg Library
215 Main Street
Bacchus Marsh, Vic 3340 Australia
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