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’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
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.
Call (08) 9301 2282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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