Upcoming Events

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Sat, 01/07/2017 (All day)

This year the festival have a range of films from Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland and Denmark playing. In particular we think you would be interested in 'Darkland', 'A Conspiracy of Faith', 'King's Bay' and 'Small Town Killers'.

There is also a Nordic Noir panel for 'A Conspiracy of Faith' - for more information please follow the Event Information link.

Fri, 21/07/2017 (All day)

Write That Crime Novel is a weekend crime writing retreat with bestselling authors Wendy James and Jaye Ford. Newcastle, NSW, July 21-23, includes meals and accommodation.


Fri, 04/08/2017 (All day)
The Byron Bay Writers Festival has a stellar line up of Crime Writers this year
They include
Tony Jones (whose debut novel The Twentieth Man is a political thriller) 
Sessions include:
Michael Robotham in conversation with Rosemarie Milsom (Friday 4 Aug)
Jock Serong in conversation with Chris Hanley (Friday 4 Aug)
Crime Fiction: Not Just a Genre with Michael Robotham, Mirandi Riwoe (MJ Tija), Jock Serong (Friday 4 Aug)
Men of Crime: David Free, Tony Jones, Michael Robotham (Sunday 6 Aug)
David Free in conversation with Geordie Williamson (Sunday 6 Aug)
Workshops include
Satellite Feature Event
Michael Robotham in conversation with Mick O’Regan - Thu 3 Aug, 2pm, Moller Pavillion, Bangalow Showgrounds, $15
Literary Dinner: Tony Jones in conversation with Mathew Condon - Fri 4 Aug, 7pm - Byron at Byron - Cost $135 includes dinner, wine and copy of The Twentieth Man
Fri, 11/08/2017 (All day)

Our 2017 program will be announced in early June.

Sat, 12/08/2017 (All day)

2017 dates: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August

Fri, 25/08/2017 (All day)

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Fri, 25/08/2017 (All day)

Melbourne Writers Festival - For everyone who reads

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 6:00pm

Friday September 1st

The Toff in Town

252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000


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 6pm for pre-event drinks. Some seating and plenty of standing room available.

Any queries - info@austcrimewriters.com

Doors open: 6pm

Starts: 6.30pm


Sat, 02/09/2017 (All day)

The inaugural BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival explores what crime can tell us about humanity, both contemporary and historical. Writers, detectives, film-makers, ex-judges and others will consider this and also Sydney’s unique relationship with crime.

Sydney was founded by criminals and those who guarded them. Its convict culture helped shape egalitarian Australia. From the Rum Corps of the First Fleet to the razor gangs of the 1920s, to the corruption and colorful characters of the 1970s and the drive-by shootings that came later, you cannot understand this city completely without its vital criminal subculture.

BAD is an exploration of the dark side that is part of being human.

Wed, 06/09/2017 (All day)

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