Talks on Crime Fiction
I will be talking about crime fiction and my books at the following events. All events are held in South Australia, usually in Adelaide or nearby.
Be warned! I ask the audience lots of questions...
NEW EVENTS IN 2021
5th March - Adelaide Hills U3A - Agatha Christie - Her Writing
9th March - Charles Sturt U3A - Agatha Christie: Her Life
12th March - Campbelltown U3A - Agatha Christie - Her Writing
15th March - Flagstaff Hill Ladies Probus - Agatha Christie - Her Writing
26th March - Noarlunga U3A - Agatha Christie: Her Life
3rd May - Glenelg Ladies Probus - Agatha Christie: Her Life
19th May - Tea Tree Gully Historical Society - Crime Fiction: Will It Be the Death of Us?
21st May - Tea Tree Gully U3A - Agatha Christie: Her Life
23rd June - Campbelltown Library - Agatha Christie - Her Writing
24th June - Ingle Farm Ladies Group
5th July - Tea Tree Gully Probus - Crime Fiction: Will It Be the Death of Us?
12th July - Woodville Combined Probus - Crime Fiction: Will It Be the Death of Us?
21st July - Morphett Vale Probus - Agatha Christie: Her Life
30th July - Gawler U3A - Agatha Christie: Her Life
26th October - U3A Inner North (Enfield) - Agatha Christie: Her Life
9th November - U3A Inner North (Enfield) - Agatha Christie - Her Work
Dates to be advised:
Aldgate Ladies Probus - Crime Fiction: Will It Be the Death of Us?
U3A Adelaide - Agatha Christie - Her Writing and Agatha Christie: Her Life
U3A Tea Tree Gully - Agatha Christie - Her Writing
Ridgehaven Rise retirement Village - Agatha Christie - Her Life
ABOUT MY CRIME FICTION TALK:
"In this light-hearted, well-illustrated and interactive talk, David Kilner will discuss crime fiction in its many forms from its origins 250 years ago through the years to contemporary fiction. Along the way he'll look at the impact of film and television on crime writing and ask what does reading or watching crime fiction actually do for us? Finally he'll talk about his own books - how they came to be written, some of the challenges of writing and why he chose his characters. Book signings available at the end."
I have added two new talks to my list -
- Agatha Christie - Her Life
- Agatha Christie - Her work
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'All attending made it sure to us how much they had enjoyed your presentation,and we would like to again express our thanks for such an interesting evening.' (Pat Matthews, Public Relations Officer, Friends of Holdfast Bay Library, 20 April 2016)
'Recently I heard David Kilner give a brilliant chronological power point presentation on the history of 250 years of published crime writing illustrated by the appropriate book covers. This was followed by categorising the books into genre, e.g. psychological thrillers and many more. He also spoke of the research into his own crime books The Climate Change Murders and The Rock Art Murders with Skyla Merrick as the main character in these exciting mystery stories. I came away with a much greater knowledge of Crime writing and an appreciation of the amount of research undertaken to have produced such a fine informed presentation.' (Jenny Hills, Chairperson, Friends of Walkerville Library 20 October 2016)
'Thank you David for yesterday's talk ..it was so interesting and well presented ..we will call on you again sometime.' (Judith Atherton, Chairperson, Noarlunga U3A, 9 June 2017)
'Your presentation was much appreciated...' (Ursula Dahl, President, Lyceum Club, 9 February 2017)
'Thanks again for your excellent talk on Friday. It was both informative and entertaining. There were a number of appreciative comments while we were clearing up after the meeting.' (Allan Fox, President, Marino Men's Probus Club, 13 October 2017)
'Interesting, and delivered comprehensively with humour.' (Bob Watson, attendee at Marion Library talk)
'A great presentation , thoroughly enjoyed the whole presentation.' (Peter Wallace, U3A, Charles Sturt)
'A most interesting and professional presentation [which] gave us greater knowledge of crime writing'. (Yankalilla Men's Probus Club)
'David, thank you for the most interesting talk on Crime Fiction yesterday, I had members' coming to me later saying how much they had enjoyed it.Wishing you all the best for the future.' (Cathy Stauner, Flagstaff Hill Ladies Probus Club)