Horizontal TabsDescription Join Aaron Stander and accomplices for a four-day intensive retreat that will walk you through the genre of mystery and crime writing. Monday, June 19, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017 Registration Fee: $425 *K-12 Educators: Earn 23 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. This course is now closed. Do you have an idea for a great mystery? Would you like to write a crime novel, but don’t know where to begin? Do you need some time to work through your ideas and some help in understanding the basics of police procedures and story structure to make your story believable? Join Aaron Stander and accomplices for a four-day intensive workshop that will walk you through the genre of mystery and crime writing. Explore the building blocks of this art form including openings and endings, scene development, point of view, narrative voice, the art of detection, and police procedures. Along the way, you will have many opportunities to write and share new sketches that could become a part of your first book. In the evenings, there will be opportunities for readings, tutorials, extended workshops, and other non-felonious activities. Participants need to bring their own laptops and be willing to share their work with other group members. While the focus will be on developing new material, there may be time to examine prior manuscripts. This workshop is a fantastic exploration into the mystery and crime writing genre and participants should be prepared for an intensive and exciting experience. Aaron Stander is an experienced educator and a crime novelist. He has produced eight crime novels, taught courses and workshops on writing and crime fiction, and reviewed dozens of mysteries for online publications. Faculty Aaron Stander Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Participants need to bring their own laptops or may borrow a Mac laptop provided by Interlochen (please bring USB drive to save your work). Participants must also be willing to share their work with other group members. Printers will be available for students to use during the workshop. While the focus will be on developing new material, there may be time to examine prior manuscripts.