Festival focus on villain attraction

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CRIME FEATURE: Orange City Library staff Sean Brady, Jasmine Vidler and Ros Dorsman will host the second Orange Readers and Writers Festival this weekend.VILLAINS andcrime writing will be the focus at the second annual Readers and Writers Festival in Orange this weekend.
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Crime authors Caroline Overington, Trevor Shearston, Mark Morri and Liz Porter will discuss real life criminals, fictional anti-heroes, outlaws and crime solving at the festival on Saturday.

There will also be a writing workshop at the West Room of Orange City Library on Sunday wherelocal author and editor Kim Kelly will take participants through her processes of creating memorable and engaging characters.

Run by Orange city Library with support from the Orange Regional Arts Foundation, the festival will take place at the Hotel Canobolas on Saturday from 10am to 5pm and the writing workshop on Sunday will run from 10am to 1pm.

Orange City Library reading and writing coordinator Jasmine Vidler said last year’s inauguralfestival was a great success so they decided to do it again this timefollowing a villains and crime theme.

“Villains and crime, we did that because crime writing is one of the most popular genres in books that get borrowed from the library,” Ms Vidler said.

“We’ve definitely got a lot of interest and people coming along, lots of people are interested, especially in our key note speaker Caroline Overington.

“Caroline will be talking about why our interest in the villain never wains, she has written a lot of crime fiction and non fiction.”

Caroline Overington has written eleven books, including true crime book Last Woman Hangedas well asnovels.

Trevor Shearstonis the author ofa novel about the last days of bushranger Ben Hall.

With a background in newspaper crime reportingMark Morri haswritten about the case of Anita Cobbyand more recently has been reporting on the Roger Rogerson trial.

True crime authorLiz Porter will discuss the realities behind fictional forensic crime dramassuch as CSI and how real life detectives use forensic science to solve crimes.

Ms Vidler said although the guest authors come from out of the region, there will be a local component with a readers panel made up of magistrate Jan Stevenson, Dr Martyn Patfield and crime reader Christine Wright.

For more information visithttp://tinyurl南京夜网/ReadersWritersFestival. Tickets are available at Orange City Library by phoning 6393 8132.

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