Talking Writing Events

Making A Killing: Australian Crime Writing



Foul deeds will rise,
Though all the earth o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes.
- Shakespeare

Join us on Tuesday 29 April for the latest night in our Talking Writing event series.

We’ll hear from four accomplished crime writers on the night. Wendy James is the author of six books and won the 2006 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Fiction. Former detective turned fiction writer P.M. Newton has met many people on the worst days of their lives, and has just released her latest novel, Beams Falling, to great acclaim. The former Assistant Commissioner of the NSW Police, Clive Small, has written several works of true crime, including the soon to be released Milat. Peter Doyle has written both fiction and non-fiction, and was the curator behind the wildly successful Justice & Police Museum’s ‘Crimes of Passion’ and ‘City of Shadows’ exhibitions.

We’ll cover a range of topics, including what a law enforcement background can bring to writing, how to grapple with horrific behaviours of criminals real or imagined, and what Australian crime has that makes it stand out from the pack.

The night starts at 6.30pm and will run until 8.00pm. It’s free for members of the NSW Writers’ Centre, who just need to email us: events [at] to reserve their place. It’s $10 for guests who can buy tickets here

Places are limited so reserve your spot soon!

The dates Talking Writing 2014 are as follows:

Thursday 24 July
Thursday 21 August
Thursday 25 September
Thursday 16 October
Thursday 13 November

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