Upcoming Events

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Sat, 18/08/2018 - 1:00pm

Please join Sandi Wallace and her fellow crime writer Dr L.J.M. Owen in conversation at Sooki Lounge about books and writing – and to launch Sandi’s new rural crime thriller Into the Fog. They will chat from 1.30pm-2.00pm about Into the Fog and L.J.’s latest historical crime novel Egyptian Enigma, with audience questions very welcome. Good music and a glass of wine or soft drink will follow for a chilled Saturday afternoon. Sandi and L.J. will have all their books for sale and signing (cash only please).

Into the Fog is Sandi Wallace’s third rural crime thriller and sees Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey and Daylesford cop John Franklin risk everything in their race to find three children missing in a wild storm and a long way from home. Sandi has won a host of prizes for her short crime fiction and the Davitt Award Readers’ Choice for her debut thriller, which was also shortlisted for the Davitt Award Best Debut. Into the Fog follows rural crime thrillers Tell Me Why and Dead Again, and a collection of Sandi’s short crime On the Job.

“Sandi Wallace’s best yet! Into the Fog is engaging, fast-paced, and full of suspense.”

—Karen M. Davis, former NSW police detective and author of the Lexie Rogers series.

Archaeologist, librarian and author Dr L.J.M. Owen is the creator of the Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth series, a world of ancient murder, family secrets and forgotten women’s history. Egyptian Enigma is L.J.’s third Dr Elizabeth Pimms book, and in this latest mystery the enthusiastic archaeologist and reluctant librarian is investigating a cache of mummies hidden in the Golden Tomb. Egyptian Enigma follows Olmec Obituary (Highly Commended in the 2016 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards) and Mayan Mendacity.

“L.J.M. Owen’s latest book Egyptian Enigma has a splendid fusion of ancient and modern narratives. Her Ancient Egypt is scholarly, well-chosen and intricate. And there are recipes. What else could a reader possibly ask for?”

—Kerry Greenwood, best-selling author of thePhryne Fisher series.

Sun, 19/08/2018 - 12:00pm

Australian Crime Writers’ Association member and award-winning local crime writer Sandi Wallace returns to Words in Winter Literary Festival at beautiful Daylesford. She will share her insights on chance, actions, reactions and consequences in contemporary crime fiction, and from her brand-new rural crime thriller Into the Fog starring Daylesford cop John Franklin and Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey. The audience is encouraged to get involved with questions, and there will be an opportunity for book sales and signings towards the end.

When: Sunday 19 August at 12.00–12.50pm

Where: The Festival Hub (Senior Citizens Hall), 76 Vincent Street Daylesford, Victoria

Cost: $5.00

Tickets: Pre-book via https://wordsinwinter.com/events/rural-crime-thrillers/ or purchase at the door

Into the Fog is Sandi Wallace’s third rural crime thriller and sees Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey and Daylesford cop John Franklin risk everything in their race to find three young children missing in a wild storm and a long way from home. Fearing the worst when they find cyber links to a serial predator and another missing girl, every minute is vital. Somebody saw the children, somebody knows something…

“Sandi Wallace’s best yet! Into the Fog is engaging, fast-paced, and full of suspense.”

—Karen M. Davis, former NSW police detective and author of the Lexie Rogers series.

“A page turner…Into the Fog will wrap around you, releasing you only in its enthralling climax.”

—B. Michael Radburn, author of the Taylor Bridges series

Into the Fog is an engrossing third outing in Wallace’s rural crime series featuring gutsy journalist Georgie Harvey and intrepid cop John Franklin – unputdownable!”

—L.J.M. Owen, author of the Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth series

Fri, 24/08/2018 (All day)

Held from 24 August to 2 September, the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival is a bookish arts party that will bring the City of Literature to life.

Sun, 26/08/2018 - 4:30pm

SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST

4.30 for 5.00pm

The Toff in Town

Level 2

Curtin House

252 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Join us for a criminally good evening of storytelling, prizes and laughter at the annual Ned Kelly Awards. Hosted by Jane Clifton, the Ned Kelly Awards celebrates Australia’s finest crime writing with awards for the best Crime Fiction, First Crime Fiction, True Crime and the S.D Harvey Short Story Award. The night will also feature some of our finest writers and colourful local identities telling stories about their life in crime. Doors and bar open 4.30pm for pre-event drinks. Some seating and plenty of standing room available. (Tickets not required).

Any queries - info@austcrimewriters.com

This year's storytellers are:

Christine Nixon, Former Vic Police Commissioner

John Silvester, Crime Author and Age Police Senior Journalist

Maggie Baron, Former Forensic Scientist

Tony Birch, Indigenous Author, Poet and Activist

Geoffrey Steward, Criminal Barrister

 

Fri, 31/08/2018 (All day)

This is an annual event held to explore what crime can tell us about humanity, both contemporary and historical. The speakers include writers, reporters and film-makers, and professionals from the justice system such as detectives, judges and psychologists. 

Festival program and tickets go on sale Thursday 19 July at 9:00am 

Visit website for bookings and details. 

Tue, 04/09/2018 (All day)

Website to be launched end of May, 2018

Fri, 14/09/2018 (All day)

Welcome to the Tamar Valley Writers Festival, recognised as one of Tasmania’s premier arts festivals. Now in its third iteration, the Festival is a biennial three-day event celebrating, exploring and dissecting writing of all genres.