About SheKilda Again, 7-9 October 2011, Melbourne
SHEKILDA Again - AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S CRIME WRITERS' CONVENTION 2011
To celebrate women’s crime writing on the page and screen and bring a collective critical eye to the field.
To mark the 20th anniversary of Sisters in Crime Australia Inc by a 500-strong gathering that brings together women writers, true crime practitioners and those who enjoy women’s crime writing.
To hold SheKilda Again, Women’s Crime Writers' Convention 2011 (October 7-9), Rydges Hotel, 701 Swanston St, Carlton, Victoria
The convention will involve all leading Australian women crime novelists together with true-crime writers, screen-writers, producers, booksellers, publishers, lawyers, judges, police, forensic specialists, librarians, academics, critics and (mostly) readers and viewers. It will discuss and analyse books, film and television shows, law and justice issues, new trends and critical issues of the genre.
SheKilda Again, Melbourne 2011 will explore the contemporary issues at the heart of much crime fiction as well as dissecting its rich history. It will interrogate lawyers, judges, police, forensic specialists, private investigators and others from the criminal justice system and examine how ‘true crime’ (including forensics) differs from its fictional counterpart.
SheKilda Again Melbourne 2011 will also feature the city of Melbourne itself as ‘the scene of the crime’.
The convention will promote the professional development of Australian women writers, especially emerging writers. It will lift the intellectual debate about women’s crime fiction. Ii will offer opportunities for networking and pitching books/scripts/story ideas to publishers and producers. It will involve fun all round.