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November 2021

28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards Night

November 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ONLINE. Join us for the 28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards on 27 November at 8pm as a Facebook Premiere event. Catherine McClements to present. FREE. Make a $10 donation to go into the draw for 3 x $300 packs of crime books!

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December 2021

The Sisters in Crime NSW ‘Kill Covid’ Christmas Party

December 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Women’s Club,, 179 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, N 2000 Australia
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Make up for lost time crime with the NSW Chapter of Sisters in Crime - Thursday 9 December, 5 for 5.30 (to 7.30 pm): quiz, speed crime, mystery gifts, raffle, wine, food, and good criminal company.

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February 2022

Small Towns, Big Crimes. Now online

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FEBRUARY EVENT. What happens when crime leaves the mean streets of our big cities to stalk small-town Australia? Whether it is at the beach or in the bush, these small communities all harbour more than their fair share of deadly secrets and criminality. Three authors, Emma Viskic, Aoife Clifford, and Maryrose Cuskelly, will explore all this with award-winning short story writer, Jacqui Horwood.

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March 2022

View Online: Seizing Justice

March 1 @ 12:00 pm

The formal criminal justice system doesn’t always deliver for women, so what can happen when women decide to exact justice themselves? According to three debut crime authors, Jane Caro, Debra Oswald, and Nina D. Campbell, the results can be deadly.

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April 2022

Sex, lies, and crime writing: live on Zoom

April 3 @ 5:00 pm

ONLINE EVENT. A criminal defence lawyer and a psychologist walk into a bar… Sisters In Crime NSW invite you to take a peek behind the curtain of criminal life with Sydney authors Siobhan Mullany (ex criminal barrister) and Ann Penhallurick (psychologist). Free or $10 donation.

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Having the Crime of Our Lives: Sisters 30th Birthday Party!

April 23 @ 6:00 pm
Victorian Pride Centre Theatrette, 79-81 Fitzroy Street
St Kilda, Melbourne, Vic 3182 Australia
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Bring out the pearls for a fabulous night of felonious talk and food, to celebrate Sisters in Crime Australia's 30th birthday. Diary date: 23 April in St Kilda, Melbourne. Hear from Jane Clifton, Sue Turnbull, Carmel Shute, Emma Viskic, Angela Savage, Sulari Gentill, and Vikki Petraitis. Plus food and wine and singing. It's going to be amazing. See you there!

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View Online: Lynda La Plante

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What an entertainer! Lynda La Plante, creator of Prime Suspect, over 40 novels and numerous television productions, talked about her stellar career and her latest book, Vanished, with Sisters in Crime’s Jacqui Horwood on 27 April. Free to view.

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May 2022

Law Week: The Rights and Wrongs of Forensics

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University City Queen Street Campus, Lecture Theatre G02, 295 Queen Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Sisters in Crime Australia is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 16th Law Week event.
An expert panel – Soren Blau, Tracie Gould, and Liz Porter – will debate with chair Coroner Audrey Jamieson as to what makes forensic science work and what can sometimes make it go wrong.

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Crime on the Couch@St Kilda Writers’ Festival

May 29 @ 1:15 pm - 4:45 pm
St Kilda Army and Navy Club – Heroes Lounge, 88 Acland Street
St Kilda, Vic 3182 Australia
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$15 – $20

Warm up for the DicksVs Dames Debate at 5pm with relaxed one-on-one author talks with Crime on the Couch, pesented by Sisters in Crime. Great fun and you get to ask questions.

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Dicks Vs Dames: Sisters in Crime@St Kilda Writers’ Festival

May 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Heroes Lounge, St Kilda Army & Navy Club, 88 Acland St,
St Kilda, Vic 3182 Australia
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$15 – $20

Sisters in Crime Australia & the St Kilda Writers' Festival present the return of the Great Crime Writing Debate, Dicks vs Dames: “The female of the species is deadlier than the male”

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