Brisbane Sisters in Crime

Great news! The Brisbane chapter of Sisters in Crime is re-forming.

Women who love crime writing and live within cooee of Brisbane are welcome to come along to our first meeting.

Sisters in Crime Australia logo

Where: Avid Reader bookstore, 193 Boundary St, West End
Date: Saturday 7 May 2011
Time: 12.30pm
Cost: FREE! (Lunch available for purchase from Avid Reader café)

Come along to chat about what you are reading, what you are writing,
and what you would like from your local chapter of Sisters in Crime Australia.

Sisters in Crime Australia (SinCOz) was inspired by the American organisation of the same name, founded in 1986 by Sara Paretsky (creator of Chicago PI VI Warshawski). It exists to celebrate and promote women’s crime writing.

SinCOz has been running since 1991. It produces fantastic events and opportunities for crime writers, such as the Davitt Awards, the Scarlet Stiletto Awards, and the SheKilda Conventions. The Sisters in Crime Australia website explains what SinCOz is all about:

  • To bring together women crime writers, screen-writers, producers, booksellers, publishers, lawyers, judges, police, forensic specialists, librarians, academics, and critics but in the main, readers and viewers.
  • To discuss and analyse books, film and television shows, law and justice issues, new trends and critical issues of the crime genre.
  • To explore the contemporary issues at the heart of much crime fiction as well as dissecting its rich history.
  • To promote the professional development of women crime writers, especially emerging writers.
  • To provide opportunities for networking between writers, publishers and producers and between writers and their readers and viewers.
  • To have fun – and lots of it.

For more info, leave a question in the comments here, or like our page on Facebook.

8 thoughts on “Brisbane Sisters in Crime

  1. This sounds absolutely fantastic, Im a bookseller ( I work for TLC Books ) I love crime fiction and reading true crime. Im also a blogger and I review books and do author interviews as well. I would love to come along and join your group !

  2. yesss! I’ll be there. Hmm, shall I join sisters in crime now (as i was planning to do), or can we join on the day?

  3. Yay see you there! I will bring along some membership forms on the day – people can take them away to fill out and post… or you can get your form from the SinCOz website.

  4. Thanks meg. Oh ah oh, what to do, I just realised it’s the same day that LA Larkin and a couple of other women crime writers are talking at Literati ‘author encounters day’ at Robina library. Spoiled for choice…

  5. HI Nicky, yes – can you believe it?! Women interested in crime writing are really spoiled for choice next weekend. Literati is going to be great! You can always come along to the next SinCOz meeting next month 🙂

    Hey Paula – that’s great – look forward to seeing you there!

Comments are closed.