Writing Commercial Fiction with Jeffery Deaver
Join co-sponsors Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter and Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Literacy in welcoming international #1 bestselling author Jeffery Deaver as he teaches his signature course for Chicagoland crime writers!
With over 50 million books sold in 150 countries, Deaver is an authority on bestselling fiction. His three-hour workshop will help you develop the tools you need to craft compelling commercial fiction, providing invaluable insight into the general rules of writing fiction, the elements of a successful novel, and the publication process. No matter what your level of experience, you won’t want to miss out on this fantastic opportunity to hone your skills and advance your career.
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 1-4 p.m.
Concordia University Chicago
Koehneke Community Center
Oak Park River Forest Room
7400 Augusta St., River Forest, Illinois
FREE Parking (see below), snacks provided
Registration for Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter and Concordia University Chicago students is FREE. RSVPs for free tickets are required; register at the link below. [Want to join the chapter? Excellent time to do so! See details here.]
All other attendees $20 by Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org or by check made payable to MWA Midwest and mailed to MWA Midwest, PO Box 30173, Chicago, IL 60630-0173. Payment ahead of time only to guarantee seats. We expect to sell out.
Making a weekend of it? Consider Murder and Mayhem in Chicago. Jeffery Deaver and Gillian Flynn are headliners to this full day of mystery writing conversation in downtown Chicago.
Park in the Lot 5 Visitors Lot (yellow spots at top of map below). Enter off Bonnie Brae Place. You can get to Bonnie Brae Place from Division Street or Augusta Street. Bonnie Brae Place is one block West of Harlem Avenue. Please observe any parking restriction signs.
You can take the CTA L Blue and Green Lines to the area and then walk or take the bus to the campus.
Take the Blue Line toward Forest Park to the end of the line at Forest Park. From the Forest Park Transportation Center, look for a bus that travels north along Harlem. Buses 90 and 318 are likely options. Take the northbound bus to Harlem and Thomas or Harlem and Division and walk one block West to Bonnie Brae Place and then campus.
Take the Green Line toward Harlem and Lake to the Harlem and Lake stop. From the Harlem and Lake Stop, look for a bus that travels north along Harlem Avenue. Buses 90 and 318 are likely options. Take the northbound bus to Harlem and Thomas or Harlem and Division and walk one block West to Bonnie Brae Place and then campus.
If you don’t mind walking a mile, you can turn left out of the Harlem CTA Stop and head north on Harlem, staying on the west side of the street (Starbucks, Boston Market). Cross Lake Ave., and then Chicago Ave. The next major street is Augusta. Turn left and then take a right on Bonnie Brae. The building is located behind the parking garage that will be on your left as you approach Division.