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Sat, March 17th, 2018

Murder and Mayhem in Chicago

When:
March 17, 2018
Where:
Roosevelt University Auditorium Building
Chicago
What:
MMC is a one-day event featuring some of Chicago’s top mystery/crime writers and a few of their friends, too. This event is perfect for crime readers and librarians hoping to find new books to read and aspiring crime writers hoping to learn about the mystery community and writing and publishing careers.

Crafting a Thrilling Series
10:30-11:15
Raymond Benson, Jess Lourey, Nick Petrie, Patricia Skalka, Carrie Smith, Susanna Calkins, moderator



Fri, April 13th, 2018

Stockholm Writer's Festival

When:
April 13-15, 2018
Where:
Stockholm Writers Festival
Stockholm, Sweden
What:
REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR WRITING WITH 3 EASY EDITING HACKS
APRIL 14, 8: 45-9: 45 am
Editing is supposed to improve your writing, but how do you know if you're doing it right? Join Jess Lourey to learn the three must-haves of big-picture editing, how to apply the ARISE method to craft a story your reader won't be able to put down, and to get your hands on the ultimate line-editing checklist. Bring 5 pages of your manuscript for practice.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE WORKSHOP
• Your ideas,
• 5 pages of your work in progress (if you have a WIP), and
• Writing materials (paper and pen or laptop).

WRITING A NOVEL: FROM IDEA TO ISBN
APRIL 15, Sunday intensive
Ideal for every writer, regardless of genre or level of skill, Professor Jessica Lourey will use a mixture of lecture, in-class activities, writing, and Q & A to guide you through her foolproof and exciting seven-step process for turning an idea into a novel, including:
• Writing memorable characters,
• Building a page-turning plot,
• Creating cinematic,
• Multi-purpose settings,
• Editing effectively, and
• Finding an agent or self-publishing.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE WORKSHOP
• Your ideas,
• 5 pages of your work in progress (if you have a WIP), and
• Writing materials (paper and pen or laptop).



Fri, August 31st, 2018

Red Sneaker Writers Conference

When:
August 31-September 3, 2018
Where:
Red Sneakers Writers Conference
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
What:
Write a Novel in 7 Steps
Editing Hacks



Thu, September 6th, 2018

Bouchercon 2018

When:
September 6-9, 2018
Where:
St. Petersburg, FL
What:
Bouchercon is the World Mystery Convention, the premier annual event for readers, authors, and all lovers of crime fiction. Panels and events TBA!



Thu, October 4th, 2018

Heartland Fall Forum

When:
October 3-5, 2018
Where:
Depot Renaissance Hotel
Minneapolis
What:
More info to come.



Thu, October 11th, 2018

Minnesota Library Association Conference

When:
October 11-12, 2018
Where:
River's Edge Convention Center
St. Cloud, MN
What:
More info to come.



Sun, August 4th, 2019

Write and Publish That Book

When:
August 4-10, 2019
Where:
Lake Tahoe
What:
This one-week retreat gifts you the time, space, and instruction needed to write and publish your book within a year. Rest, relax, and write! Your retreat experience will be tailored to where you're at in your writing process.

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