Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
June 8, 2019
Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 (303-791-READ)
9:30-10:00 am Welcome, Announcements
10:00 am-12:00 pm Kathy Fish: “Setting the Tone: Skills to Borrow from the Flash Fiction Toolbox”
Often under-utilized, tone is a very important aspect of any work of fiction. Setting the right tone enhances the reader’s experience by adding depth and resonance to the story. But you don’t want weigh down your stories (or worse, slow them down) with a lot of unnecessary description or exposition. So how to create a palpable tone in your scenes, stories, and novels? Flash fiction writer, Kathy Fish, demonstrates some tools of the microfiction genre that are uniquely useful for quickly and deftly setting tone.
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch (brown bag or visit nearby restaurants)
1:00-3:00 pm Laura Manuel: “Underutilized Forensic Evidence in Fiction”
Tired of firearms evidence? So done with fingerprints? Solve crimes with lesser known forensic details, and wreak havoc for your characters! This workshop will give the basics on glass evidence, soil evidence, diatoms, hair and fiber evidence, plant matter, and insects. Other questions welcome.
3:00-4:00 pm Board Meeting (all are welcome, location to be announced at the meeting)
Please feel free to come to either the morning or afternoon session if you cannot attend both.
Please RSVP at our Meetup Page: https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Colorado/events/261017587/
About the Presenters:
Kathy Fish is a core faculty member of the Mile High MFA at Regis University in Denver. Widely published, Fish’s stories have been anthologized in Best Small Fictions, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018 and a forthcoming edition of The Norton Reader. Her fifth collection of flash fiction, Wild Life: Collected Works from 2003-2018 was recently released by Matter Press.
Laura Manuel was a police officer for over 21 years in Williamsburg, Virginia and Greeley, Colorado. She worked swing shift as she obtained an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology. Laura taught Criminal Justice at Front Range Community College for about 20 years. She is currently the director of a Law Enforcement Academy at FRCC.
Please RSVP above. This event is funded and presented by Sisters in Crime-Colorado and is not sponsored by Douglas County Libraries. To request more information, please use our contact form.