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April 2022

Summer of Mystery

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Heights, 140 Aphrasia Street
Newtown (Geelong), VIC 3183 Australia
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$5 – $45

The National Trust, in collaboration with Sisters in Crime, celebrates women crime writers and fictional crime fighters in its Summer of Mystery literary crime exhibition in Geelong.

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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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Open Invitation: Event Launch of Brunswick Street Blues

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Masonic Hall, 9 Willis St.,
Yarraville, VIC 3013 Australia
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Everyone is welcome to join Sisters in Crime NT member, Sally Bothroyd, as she talks to Carmel Shute about her comic debut novel, Brunswick Street Blues, winner of the inaugural ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize.

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Jennifer Burbidge Short Story Award now taking submissions

April 29 @ 11:59 pm

A Williamstown Literary Festival opportunity - entries for Jennifer Burbidge Short Story Award on a disability theme close on 29 April.

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May 2022

The 2022 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize Now Open

May 2 @ 5:00 pm
$15 – $25

Australian Book Review welcomes entries to the 2022 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize for original short stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on any subject and in any style. $12,500 up grabs.

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Literary Speed Dating – Australian Society of Authors

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 6 @ 5:30 pm

A unique three-minute opportunity to pitch your completed manuscript to Australian publishers and agents via Zoom.

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Open Invitation – Launch of J.P. Powell’s Deception Bay

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Avid Bookstore, 193 Boundary Road
West End, Brisbane, QLD Australia
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You're all invited to the launch of Deception Bay, the second book in J.P. Powell's Brisbane wartime saga. Friday 13 May, 6.30pm at the Avid Bookstore, 193 Boundary Road,
West End, Brisbane or by Zoom.

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Eastwood-Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers Literary CompetITion 2022

May 15 @ 5:00 pm

A number of awards open with the Eastwood-Hills FAW Literary Competition 2022. Entries close 15 May.

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Author Talk: Dervla McTiernan – Online and In Person

May 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Point Cook Library, 1-21 Cheetham Street
Point Cook, Vic 3030 Australia
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Not to be missed! Bestselling author Dervla McTiernan is over from Perth and will be talking about The Murder Rule, her first-ever standalone thriller at Melbourne's Point Cook Library, Friday 20 May, 12.30-.1.30pm

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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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