Sisters in Crime celebrate the Life of Dorothy Porter
Bell’s Hotel, 157 Moray St., South Melbourne (cnr Coventry)
Dorothy came to world acclaim in 1994 with the publication of The Monkey’s Mask, the world’s first lesbian crime novel in verse. It has since been made into a film, two different stage adaptions, a radio play and set as a school text. Her other crime verse novels include What a Piece of Work (1999) and El Dorado (2007). A long-time member of Sisters in Crime, she sponsored the Dorothy Porter Award for Best Crime Story in Verse (now the Dorothy Porter Award for Innovation) in Sisters in Crime’s annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards.
Compered by Sue Turnbull and featuring:
- Andrea Goldsmith: Dorothy Porter’s partner. They met in May 1992 on the Victorian Women’s Writers' Train. Andrea is a novelist. Her new novel, Reunion, will be published by 4th Estate in May.
- Joanne Davis: With double bassist Bruce Millar, Joanne will perform a piece from The Monkey’s Mask which she aadpted for stage with Verity Higgins.
- Dennis Altmann: Will explore his and Dorothy’s shared passion for Agatha Christie.
- Evelyn Tsitas: Winner of the Dorothy Porter Award for Innovation (2007 and 2008) and the overall Scarlet Stiletto Award (2008) for her verse story, “Undeceive”.
$5/$10 (non-members) 10% discount from Chronicles Bookshop stall. Bookings essential for both dinner(from 6.30pm) and event (8pm): Jacqui Horwood 0449 703 503 or firstname.lastname@example.org