Festival: Melbourne Writers Festival 2014

2014 MWFI am delighted to be chairing three crime panels at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festivals and, frankly, it’s an embarrassment of riches.

I get to interview David Whish-Wilson and Adrian McKinty and Welsh author John Williams all on the same panel. Then a week later, I have Terry Hayes and South African writer Lauren Beukes in the same room at the same time. And I get to facilitate a session with the awesome Ellie Marney and Lili Wilkinson as part of the schools program. Event details follow:

Strange Territory
Sat 23 August, 10.00AM–11.00AM
ACMI Cinema 1
The hidden underbelly of Cardiff, Belfast and Perth makes perfect fodder for hard-boiled crime fiction. Belfast noir novelist Adrian McKinty, Welsh writer John Williams and West Australian David Whish-Wilson discuss the questionable values of politics, police and power in the tough and gritty cities of their crime thrillers. In conversation with Angela Savage.
Bookings here.

License to Thrill
Sat 30 August, 11.30AM–12.30AM
ACMI Cinema 1
Best selling writers Lauren Beukes (The Shining Girls) and Terry Hayes (I Am Pilgrim) reveal the trade secrets of what makes the perfect thriller and how they master intrigue and suspense on the page. In conversation with Angela Savage.
Bookings here.

Plotting the Perfect Crime Novel
Mon 25 Aug, 10.00AM–11.00AM
ACMI Cinema 1
Crime fiction is about conflict, clues, red herrings and false leads. How can readers recognise crime fiction’s codes and cunning? How can writers reinvent a tradition of 150 years of mystery and intrigue? Lili Wilkinson and Ellie Marney share the secrets.
Part of the MWF Schools Program. Bookings here. [SOLD OUT]

Quick plug for my partner in life and crime fiction, Andrew Nette, who amongst other events is giving an illustrated talk on pulp fiction, a subject he is both passionate and knowledgeable about, on Saturday 30 Aug at 4.00PM at the NGV. Details here.

About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and the Scarlet Stiletto Award short story award. Her latest novel is, Mother of Pearl, published by Transit Lounge. Angela holds a PhD in Creative Writing, is former CEO of Writers Victoria, and currently works as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria.
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7 Responses to Festival: Melbourne Writers Festival 2014

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Oh, well done you! I can’t wait to hear how they go. I so wish I could be there!


  2. kathy d. says:

    Lucky, lucky, lucky! Can’t wait to read the write-ups of these panels. You’re becoming a professional panel facilitator: all good.


    • angelasavage says:

      Thanks Kathy. Will do my best to write up but I’m going to be snowed under with festivals for the next three weeks in a row. It’s a great way to earn some additional income as a ‘jobbing author’ to supplement my scholarship.


  3. kathy d. says:

    Wow! And you get paid to do this labor of love? Excellent.


  4. What’s up, its nice piece of writing regarding media
    print, we all understand media is a enormous source of facts.


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