Events in the time of coronavirus

Sisters in Crime hopes its members and supporters (and everyone else) are all staying safe and healthy in these challenging times.

Our live events have been suspended for now but at least some will be going online – which means that anyone, anywhere in the world and at any time can enjoy hearing what authors, forensic scientists and others involved in the criminal justice system have to say.

Flawed Heroes, which was to take place at 8pm Friday 3 April in South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel will now be Zoomed and available to the world. Authors Emma Viskic, Karina Kilmore and Natalie Conyer will talk to Jacqui Horwood about the flawed heroes of their crime novels as they grapple with an equally flawed world. Everyone will be in the relative safety of their own homes (though not in their pyjamas, they assure us). We plan to record the event and over the weekend will put it on YouTube and then promote via the Sisters in Crime website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. we will then send a link to members and supporters.

If all goes well, we will be Zoom the 24 April Melbourne event, Burning Issues: Crime Writers Blaze a New Trail, live as well as recording it for YouTube. Writers Chloe Hooper, Kimberley Starr and Leisl Leighton will be in conversation with Maggie Baron about how their crime books get up close and personal with arson and bushfires, and confront some of the most uncomfortable realities of life in this sunburnt country.

Sisters in Crime’s new chapters in Sydney and Adelaide have had to postpone their launch events scheduled for April – stay tuned.

We’ll be sending you details of the online events – and how you can support them for $10 – via Mailchimp in the next little while.

This is a new frontier for us, so please bear with us as we make our way through this new uncharted territory.