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Do crime: Writing unforgettable crime fiction

Kelly Gardiner

Event Date: 16 November 2024 09:00 AM to 16 November 2024 05:00 PM
Event Organiser: Kelly Gardiner, New Page Writing Retreats
Ticket Price: $195 – $205

This writers' masterclass with author and educator Dr Kelly Gardiner focuses on some of the key genre elements so beloved of crime fiction: place, character, voice and plot, all seen through the lens of a constantly evolving genre. Crime fiction, in its many and diverse forms, is one of the most popular genres in the world. From The Woman in White to The Dry, blockbuster crime novels dominate bookselling, while every year thousands of new titles become somebody’s new favourite read. When a reader picks up a crime novel, they might end up on mean streets of LA, in the outback or the Shetlands, Siberia or a Greek island, a small country town, or the back lanes of Fitzroy. It can be the story of an amateur sleuth unravelling a mystery, or a forensic expert on the trail of a serial killer, but it might also be a reimagining of a historical crime with more questions than answers, or a meditation on social issues or grief or violence or guilt. Or all of the above. How do crime writers do it? Let's find out together.

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