Killing Women: Fact and Fiction

Killing Women: Fact and Fiction

Sat 23 Mar 12:00 PM
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Clunes Town Hall
Accessible Toilet
General Admission
75 Mins
We all agree men should stop killing women.  But do we think it’s time that authors moved on from the serial femicide? Writers Kate Driscoll, Kerryn Mayne, Emily Webb, Carmel Bird and Robyn Walton will share views with Janice Simpson moderating.

Kate Driscoll retired from teaching Australian public policy at RMIT in 2020. Kate was a member of GEVARA (Gendered Violence and Abuse Research Alliance). In 2016 Kate’s research examined Victoria’s domestic violence coronial recommendations. Kate’s PhD was on political cartoons and refugee policy.

Kerryn Mayne is an author, former wedding photographer and current police officer based in the suburbs of Melbourne. When not at work attempting to solve crime, she is writing about it. She is the author of bestseller Lenny Marks Gets Away With Murder and Joy Moody is out of Time.

Melbourne-based Emily Webb’s books Suburban True Crime and Angels of Death: Doctors and nurses who kill, feature contemporary cases and some shocking historical murders you’ve probably never heard of. She co-hosted the chart-topping Australian True Crime podcast for seven years and is working on a new podcast with Vikki Petraitis.

Carmel Bird has published twelve novels, nine story collections, and several works of non-fiction, including her 2021 memoir Telltale. Three of her novels were short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award and in 2016 she received the Patrick White Literary Award. In 2023 she published Love Letter to Lola and picturebook Arabella.

Robyn Walton reviews crime and other books for The Weekend Australian. She reviews and interviews authors for Sisters in Crime and is a past Vice-Preident of SIC. Robyn has a PhD in English literature and cultural history, has published essays and fiction. and was a winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award.

Janice Simpson resides in Maryborough and delights in questioning authors and opinionistas, and hearing an audience laugh. She writes crime, mostly, and reads anything that’s worth reading. Fitting in writing sadly takes a back step when her calendar bursts with building bike trails and local word festivals.

Clunes Town Hall

98 Bailey St Clunes, Victoria, 3370