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Sisters in Crime@Phillip Island Festival of Stories

July 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

$20 – $55

Hear from a fabulous Sisters in Crime panel – Ellie Marney (compere), Anna Snoekstra and Olivia De Lesantis:

11-11.45am, Saturday 27 July

Room 1, Cowes Cultural Centre,  91-97 Thompson Avenue, Cowes


Ellie Marney is a teacher and a highly-awarded author of crime fiction for Young Adults.A long-term member of Sisters in Crime, she has released nine books, including the Every Breath series, No Limitsand White Night. Ellie has been involved in the creation of the national campaign called ‘LoveOzYA’ to promote and advocate for Australian YA literature and runs the popular ‘LoveOzYAbookclub’ online. Ellie lives in north-central Victoria with her partner and their four sons, and her most recent release is the Circus Hearts series.


Anna Snoekstra was born in Canberra, Australia to two civil servants. At the age of seventeen, she decided to avoid a full-time job and a steady wage to move to Melbourne and become a writer.

Her first novel Only Daughter was released in 2016, and is currently in the works to be turned into a feature film with Universal Pictures. Her second, the acclaimed Little Secrets, was released in 2017. 2018 was a bumper year for Anna,she released her first novel for Young Adults, Mercy Point, and the twisty and suspenseful The Spite Game. Anna is a member of Sisters in Crime.


Olivia De Lesantis, at 15 years of age, was awarded the Fleurier Consult Young Writers’ Award for “Wayward”, at the 2018 Sisters in Crime’s 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best crime and mystery short stories by Australian women. “Wayward” is set in the slums of 1930s’ Collingwood and follows unsung teenage heroine Bonnie Wilmot as she uncovers the truth of what really happened to her sister.

Olivia, from Thornbury, is an aspiring crime writer and ardent feminist. She spends most of her time reading beside her two cats, whilst undertaking her high school studies and loves everything vintage.

The Phillip Island Festival of Stories runs  Friday 26 -Sunday 28 July: https://pifestivalofstories.com/

Saturday Day pass: Tickets: $55, Student $20

Weekend Pass: $80


Cowes Cultural Centre
91-97 Thompson Avenue
Cowes, Vic 3992 Australia
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