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Trouble is Our Business: Writing Crime Fiction with Guy Salvidge

This workshop with crime fiction author Guy Salvidge will interrogate a line-up of shady crime fiction suspects, including:

The Past is an Evil River – historical precedents including Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, Patricia Highsmith and Jim Thompson.

The Art of Plotting Murder – how to start with a bang and keep the tension rising.

Criminal Characterisation – motivations and foibles for protagonists and antagonists alike.

Quick Deaths, Prolonged Deaths – the crime short story versus the crime novel.

Murder She Wrote – contemporary female crime authors like Megan Abbott and Candice Fox.

Guy Salvidge

Guy Salvidge’s intermittently award-winning fiction has squirreled its way into such esteemed publications as The Great Unknown, Westerly: New Creative, Award-Winning Australian Writing and Stories of Perth. His post-apocalyptic detective series, The Dying Rain and Other Forays into the Bramble Noir, was long-listed for the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award. When he’s not writing, Guy moonlights as an English teacher in rustic, rural Western Australia.

Title: “Trouble is Our Business: Writing Crime Fiction” with Guy Salvidge
Date: Saturday 7th December 2019
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: $38 for members, $48 for non-members
Venue: Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Edith Cowan House, Building 20, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup.

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquiries.

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.

Please click the Map to Venue.