Crime Fest, Adelaide

This weekend will see both me and my partner in crime/life Andrew Nette in Adelaide for SA Writers Centre Inc‘s inaugural Crime Fest.

film-noir-bathroomWe’re part of a great weekend program. Saturday 27 June consists of panels, followed by a Murder Mystery dinner, while Sunday combines masterclasses with short informal talks on our career paths as writers.

On Saturday morning, I’ll be part of Writing Goodies and Baddies, billed as a panel that ‘goes deep inside the criminal mind and body’. I’ll be appearing with my sister in crime Katherine Howell, South Australian thriller writer Diane Hester and forensic psychologist Dr Micheal Proeve, discussing how to get motives right and build believable relationships with Stephen Lord as chair.

In the afternoon, I’m part of a panel called Structure, Pace and Plot, discussing the conventions of crime narratives and how writers bend and play with them, together with journalist, true crime writer and sister in crime Liz Porter, Diane Hester, and former SA Police Deputy Commissioner Neil McKenzie, with Carla Caruso chairing.

On Sunday 28 June, I’ll be giving an informal talk over lunch about my career path as a writer, at 1.50pm.

From 2-5pm, I’m giving a workshop on Creating a Sense of Place in Crime Fiction. This course will demonstrate how to creative an evocative sense of place without sacrificing pace or plot, with reference to specific examples from great crime writers.

Other festival guests include Gabrielle Lord — who is variously referred to as ‘Australia’s first lady of crime fiction’ and ‘Australia’s Queen of crime fiction’ (I must ask which title she prefers!), and Adelaide-based bestselling true crime writer Derek Pedley.

Booking details here.

I’m very excited to be part of the Crime Fest program, and to be visiting Adelaide again after many years.

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 She won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and the Scarlet Stiletto Award short story award.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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5 Responses to Crime Fest, Adelaide

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Oh, this sounds great, Angela! I hope it all goes well, and I do hope you’ll be posting about it.

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  2. Kathy D. says:

    Ditto. It’s exciting and it will be a great experience. I look forward to reading your posts about the panels.
    I wonder if you’ll run into the two infamous Adelaide crime fiction bloggers, Bernadette of Reactions to Reading or Kerrie Smith of Mysteries in Paradise.


    • Kathy, I would love to run into Bernadette and Kerrie. I feel as though I’ve know them for years through their blogs/reviews, though we’ve never actually met face-to-face…


  3. Kathy D. says:

    So, how was it?


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