Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival #TAF2019
Murder She Wrote, 31 Oct – 3 Nov 2019, Huon Valley
Join us at Halloween 2019 for Murder She Wrote, a celebration of women writers of crime fiction past and present.
Featuring Tara Moss, Kerry Greenwood, Sulari Gentill and Angela Savage, we have a panellist line-up to die for and a four day program jam-packed with incisive panels, grave workshops and deadly festivities.
Set in the historic village of Cygnet, filled with the finest victi…ah, victuals the Huon Valley has to offer, #TAF2019 is your chance to explore dangerous stories, expand your nefarious knowledge and connect through wicked words.
Apollo Bay Word Fest
Crime Writing Workshop
Sun 28 July, 10.00AM-12.00PM
Apollo Bay P12 College, Pengilley Avenue
Crime fiction appeals for its compelling plots, vicarious thrills and flawed characters; also because, unlike in real life, justice is generally served. Combining theory with practical writing exercises, learn the elements of a thrilling crime read. Tickets here.
Warm Winter Words
Sun 28 July, 1.00PM-5.00PM
Mechanics Institute, 21 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Join us for an informal afternoon of literature and discussion.
Presented as a panel, each author usually chooses an excerpt to discuss various themes, character development, story arcs etc. All ably steered by our host; Angela Savage and featuring Anna Snoekstra, Bram Presser and Mark Brandi. Details and tickets here.
Author Encounter: Sarah Hopkins – The Subjects
Wednesday 3 July, 6.30-7.30pm, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
The Subjects is an eerie depiction of the over-criminalisation and overmedicalisation of young people in the juvenile justice system. This is the breakout literary novel of established author and Sydney-based criminal lawyer Sarah Hopkins, author of The Crimes of Billy Fish, Speak to Me, and This Picture of You. In conversation with Angela Savage. Free bookings here.
Emerging Writers’ Festival
Mon 24 June, 10AM-4PM, The Wheeler Centre Performance Space
Masterclass: Writing Crime
10.15am Keynote: Conventions of Crime
Angela Savage takes us on a whirlwind tour through the most notable subgenres, tropes and conventions of the crime genre and how to work with them. The perfect introduction for new conspirators, and an engaging refresher for long-standing crime aficionados.
Bookings here. EWF19 program here.
Art Is…Festival, Horsham
Tues 4 June, 7.00-8.30PM, Centre for Participation, 39 Urquhart St, Horsham
30 Years of Victorian Writing
A panel of readings, discussion, and a question and answer session featuring four prominent Victorian writers, writing across different genres, formats, styles, and for different audiences. An opportunity to celebrate and engage with the diversity available in our own literary backyard. With Ingrid Laguna, Robert Gott and Andy Jackson and Angela Savage.
Queenscliffe Literary Festival
Sat 18 May, 2.00-3.00pm, Queenscliff Town Hall
Leading the renaissance in Australian crime writing, Michael Robotham (The Other Wife), Emma Viskic (And Fire Came Down) and Mark Brandi (The Rip) are killing it!
Facilitator: Angela Savage
Book here. Full program here.
Beyond the Page – 9th National Editors Conference, Melbourne
Guest speaker, Opening event
Thurs 9 May, 9.00AM, Pullman Melbourne On the Park, 192 Wellington Parade
‘Great Moments in Editing’ – exploring great moments in literature when editors saved the day.
Conference details here.
Author Encounter: Mark Brandi – The Rip
Wednesday 13 March, 6.30-7.30pm, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
Don’t miss rising star of Australian literature and author of the gritty urban crime novel THE RIP Mark Brandi in conversation with Writers Victoria Director Angela Savage.
Adelaide Writers Week
Sat 2 March, 9.30am, West Stage, Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden
In Stephanie Bishop’s Man Out of Time, Stella carefully navigates through her father’s mental illness, living in a world of constant unease. In Exploded View, Carrie Tiffany tells of a young girl whose life fills with violent risk when her mother moves her new boyfriend into the family home. These taut novels of dread and darkness are written with exemplary control and spare beauty by two of Australia’s most accomplished novelists.
Chair: Angela Savage