The Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival is an annual event that encourages a love of reading and literature, storytelling, celebrates creativity and diversity, and promotes lifelong learning.
Brought to you by Brimbank City Council and Brimbank Libraries with principle sponsor Victoria University Polytechnic, filmed at The Bowery Theatre, videos produced by Cinespace Inc.
Due to COVID-19, the Festival is taking place online with a series of videos featuring six authors in intimate conversation.
For more information visit www.brimbanklibraries.vic.gov.au/writersfestival
Families and Crime – Two Novel Writers In conversation with Sherryl Clark
In this series, both novels are centred around family situations that have gone wrong in some way, leading to crime, or a crime that leads to family estrangement. Facilitator Sherryl Clark's crime novel, Trust Me, I'm Dead, was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger, and is set in the western suburbs of Melbourne.
VIDEO 5: Carmel Reilly (Saturday 19 September)
Carmel Reilly writes for children and adults, and has won the 2013 Partners in Crime Short Story Award for her entry Another Life. Life Before is Carmel's first novel for adults.
VIDEO 6: Anna George (Saturday 20 September)
Anna George has worked in the legal world as well as the film and television industries. Her first novel, What Came Before, was shortlisted for the 2015 Ned Kelly and Sisters in Crime Best Debut Fiction awards, and was longlisted for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award.
All videos premiere at 8pm on Brimbank Libraries’ YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/brimbanklibrariesaus