19th November, St Kilda Town Hall, cnr Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, St Kilda
Fifty leading novelists, true-crime writers, screenwriters, lawyers, producers, publishers, and scholars debate crime in all its infamy.
Simultaneous panels and speed pitching sessions with publishers, agents and producers.
Preceding the convention’s Saturday program of panels is an afternoon of workshops on Friday 18 November on writing Young Adult (YA) crime (with Ellie Marney) and ‘winning’ Scarlet Stiletto stories (with Professor Christina Lee) followed by Booze, Books and Broads with leading Young Adult author Melina Marchetta, who’s recently turned to adult crime, in conversation with P D Martin.
Ends with The Great Debate: Dames vs Dicks: Dicks should stick to writing hardboiled and dames should stick to writing cozies and the 23rd Scarlet Stiletto Awards for short stories presented by Nicole da Silva (Frankie in Wentworth).