The Art of Crime Writing

MWF 2013-bannerI will be appearing as a guest of the Melbourne Writers Festival this year to co-conduct a seminar on The Art of Crime Writing.

First, let me say how delighted I am that the festival organisers have recognised crime writing is an Art. That gets us off to a good start.

Second, I’m thrilled to be sharing the floor with Scottish crime writer Doug Johnstone, with Kate Larsen from Writers Victoria as chair.

Details from the MWF website as follows:

Crime writers Angela Savage (The Dying Beach) and Scotland’s Doug Johnstone (Gone Again) portray very different worlds, but are united in one thing: they write entertaining stories of criminal intent. This seminar is designed for anyone writing or wanting to write crime fiction, and explores ways to create a believable world of crime and resolution. Chaired by Kate Larsen.

Date & time: Sunday 25 Aug 2013, 12-1.30PM
Venue: The Wheeler Centre – Performance Space
Code: 7403 Price: $50/40
Bookings here.

Kate, Doug and I will tailor the discussion to what the audience is interested in, so come armed with your burning questions. We will share all our crime writing tips and secrets…and then we’ll have to kill you.


About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne-based crime writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. She is a winner of the Scarlet Stiletto Award and has thrice been shortlisted for Ned Kelly awards. Her third novel, The Dying Beach, was also shortlisted for the 2014 Davitt Award. Angela teaches writing and is currently studying for her PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University.
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6 Responses to The Art of Crime Writing

  1. Oh, that is great news, Angela!!! I am very happy for you :-). I can’t imagine anyone better qualified to teach that seminar. Love to hear how it went, so I hope you’ll post about it.


  2. kathy d. says:

    Sounds like a great assignment and fun, too. Hope to hear about it.
    As far as crime writing, I’m quite content to read its products, especially when it’s
    good and exciting, while dealing with social issues, as Jayne Keeney does.


    • angelasavage says:

      Thanks Kathy. I am looking forward to the seminar as a change of pace from the usual author talks. This event will be more spontaneous as what we talk about will depend on what participants are interested in on the day.


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