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February 2023

Meet The Authors – South Australia

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to the first Sisters in Crime SA event for 2023. Wednesday 8 February at the Seven Stars Hotel. Meet the authors Vikki Wakefield, Mercedes Mercier and Nina Campbell and hear about their latest books and the writing process in a panel Q and A event. There will be a networking opportunity prior to the panel session, with finger food and a beverage upon entry.

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Crime Without Borders

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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VICTORIAN EVENT: Three Victorian authors – Ellie Marney, Louise Bassett, and A M Stuart – explore with Janice Simpson – the joys and pitfalls with setting crime novels in more than one country.
What are the challenges in getting the cultural differences right, in crafting the language, and, in making it accessible to a diverse readership. And then there are all the issues in involved in publishing, distribution, promotion and appearances . . .

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March 2023

Hijinks and Low-Lows

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

MELBOURNE EVENT: Crime doesn’t always have to be bloody and gory, as new books by Elizabeth Coleman, Kerryn Mayne, and Ilsa Evans prove. Crime can make us laugh as well as gasp. It can sweep up illicit affairs, secret diaries, family mysteries, sibling rivalry, visions of danger, embezzlement, and catfishing in its felonious embrace – not to mention an acutely intelligent miniature schnauzer, Miss Marple.
Also readings from The Detective’s Chair: Prose Poems about Fictional Detectives (Liquid Amber) by Anne Carson.

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April 2023

The law and the lawless

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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Three new novels by Australian women dive deep into the murky world of the criminal justice system – The Double Bind, the sequel to Loraine Peck’s The Second Son; Mali Waugh’s debut novel, Judgement Day; and Katherine Kovacic’s Seven Sisters.

The authors will debate the law and the lawless in all dimensions with Maggie Baron, the inaugural president of Sisters in Crime.

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May 2023

17th Law Week event: Boys behaving badly (and what to do about it)

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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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$10 – $22

Sisters in Crime Australia is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 17th Law Week event. An expert panel, Elena Campbell, Ahona Guha, and Sherele Moody, chaired by Bronwyn Naylor will debate how to combat toxic masculinity and the violence perpetrated against women.

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June 2023

A cause for celebration: Launch of Sisters in Crime’s 30th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Melbourne Athenaeum Library, Lvl 1, 188 Collins Street
Melbourne, 3000 Australia
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$10 – $15

Join us for an historic (and enjoyable) occasion - the launch of Sisters in Crime’s 30th Scarlet Stiletto Awards hosted by Angela Savage. Susanna Lobez and Leigh Redhead will read the winning Body in the Library stories from 2021 and 2022. And there's more.

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Twist of fate: Australian rural noir 

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Crime has left the mean streets to stalk the dusty backroads of the Australian bush and thrills abound - with Michelle Prak (The Rush); Jacqueline Ross (Blackwater); and Maryrose Cuskelly (The Cane).
The three authors will be exploring their thrillers with Catie Maher - chill now!!

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July 2023

Lethal practice: Murder, mayhem & malice in the medical world

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St
South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Australia
$52 – $60

Medicine is supposed to be about healing and helping but the medical world can also offer many opportunities to do harm. The drugs, pharmaceutical trials, surgical implements, and all the money involved - not to mention institutional misogyny and sexism - means that the practice of medicine can easily attract wrong-doing. The three authors, Anne Buist (Locked Ward), Jacinta Halloran (Dissection), and Sue White (Cut) The three authors, Anne Buist (Locked Ward), Jacinta Halloran (Dissection), and Sue White (Cut), are all medical doctors. They will tell all to host Toni Jordan

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August 2023

Crimes for a Cold Winter’s Day: Sisters in Crime@Words in Winter Central Goldfields

August 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Maryborough Library, cnr Alma & Nolan Streets
Maryborough, Vic 3465 Australia
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Crime might go down during cold weather but not on the page. That’s the modus operandi for the partnership between Sisters in Crime Australia and Words in Winter Central Goldfields. They’re plotting an event, Crimes for a Cold Winter’s Day at the Maryborough Library.
Join regional writers – and Sisters in Crime members – Carmel Bird, Elizabeth Coleman, and Susan Green in conversation with Janice Simpson.

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September 2023

Celebration: 23rd Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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$60 – $70

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication Frock up (or suit up) and join us for an à la carte dinner (including antipasto platters on arrival) as we present Sisters in Crime’s annual Davitt Awards, 6.00 for 6.30 pm, Saturday 2 September. This year, our guest presenter is award-winning journalist, ...

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