Monday, September 26, 2022

Clues CFP: “Teaching Crime Fiction as Creative Writing.”

As crime fiction continues to dominate sales and its critical reception grows, it has become an increasingly important part of creative writing courses. At the same time, creative writing is going from strength to strength as an academic discipline and a program of study in schools and other learning spaces.

Are you teaching crime, detective, or mystery fiction as a creative discipline? Have you expanded teaching it as a literary or sociological phenomenon to incorporate creative elements? Have you come from a creative background to incorporate the practice of writing crime and detective fiction? What has changed about your approach in recent years, and what changes do you anticipate?

Clues: A Journal of Detection is looking for 500- to 750-word contributions for volume 41.2 (2023). Accounts from all classroom spaces (high school, college, graduate school, prisons, etc.) and teachers at all stages of their careers are welcome. Student voices are also welcome! Submissions are due February 1, 2023. For more information or to submit essays, please contact Jamie Bernthal-Hooker, j.bernthal-hooker [at]

Monday, September 19, 2022

Upcoming Tasmania mystery exhibition.

The Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival is planning the exhibition "Tasmania: A Century of Mystery" in honor of the centenary of Agatha Christie's visit to Tasmania. The exhibition, which will be on view from October 2–30, 2022, will focus on mysteries written by Tasmanians or set in Tasmania. The webpage also reveals that there will be a new branch of Sisters in Crime in Tasmania.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Sherlock Holmes exhibition redux.

Indiana University Bloomington's Lilly Library is the latest host of the "Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects" exhibition (originally hosted by the Grolier Club and featuring memorabilia, manuscripts, books, and other items related to the Great Detective). The exhibition will be on view until December 16, 2022.

Monday, September 05, 2022

Oslo exhibition on Jo Nesbø's series.

The National Library of Norway is offering the exhibition "Labyrinth: Tracing Harry Hole," which explores Jo Nesbø's popular series through the device of a labyrinth. Exhibit items include a reader's report on the first book in the series and an unpublished manuscript. The exhibition is on view until November 5, 2022.

Videos related to the exhibition