"Setting the Tone" & “Underutilized Forensic Evidence in Fiction”

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"Setting the Tone: Skills to Borrow from the Flash Fiction Toolbox" & “Underutilized Forensic Evidence in Fiction”

(Feel free to come to either the morning or afternoon session if you cannot attend both.)

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event: June 8, 2019
Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 [masked]-READ)



9:30-10:00 am Welcome, Announcements
10:00 am-12:00 pm "Setting the Tone: Skills to Borrow from the Flash Fiction Toolbox" – Kathy Fish
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch (brown bag or visit nearby restaurants)
1:00-3:00 pm “Underutilized Forensic Evidence in Fiction” - Laura Manuel
3:00-4:00 pm Board Meeting (all are welcome, location to be announced at the meeting)


"Setting the Tone: Skills to Borrow from the Flash Fiction Toolbox" – Kathy Fish

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.

“Underutilized Forensic Evidence in Fiction” - Laura Manuel

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.


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[masked] was recently released by Matter Press.

Links/Social Media:
Website: https://www.kathy-fish.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kathyfish


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 note: Chapter meetings are a member only benefit, with that said, we do allow those who are interested in wanting to learn more about us to attend one meeting for free. After that, we hope you will join our chapter. You can learn more about us and our chapter here: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/join/

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: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/

About Sisters in Crime members are writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and others with an appreciation for the mystery genre. Sisters in Crime is an organization, whose mission is “to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Membership is open to all persons worldwide who have a special interest in crime and mystery writing and in furthering the purposes of Sisters in Crime, Inc.