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 for yourself just to work on these ideas? Join Aaron Stander and accomplices for a four-day retreat that will allow you to consider the basics of crime writing.
Registration Fee: $400
Explore the building blocks of the mystery and crime genre: 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 crime book. You may also bring a manuscript you have already written to revise and share. 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.
Registration and Cancellation
Interlochen College of Creative Arts offers a variety of education programs in the arts for adults 18 years or older. Participant must turn 18 years of age on or before the first day of the desired education program. Enrollment is limited to 16 participants who will be registered on a first-come, first served basis.
Full tuition payment is required to be submitted with the completed registration. Registration confirmation will be sent via email once registration and payment have been received and processed. Please complete one registration per participant per program enrolled. Tuition fees do not include housing and meals. Please contact the Interlochen Stone Student Center for campus housing rates, reservation information, airport transportation rates and cafeteria meal plan options at 231.276.7570. Inform the hotel reservation agent which adult education program you are a participant in to request your group rate lodging discount.
Cancellations by the participant made in writing three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the event are subject to a $75 cancellation fee. No tuition refunds will be given for any cancellation requests received after the cancellation deadline. A full tuition refund will be issued if the event is canceled.
Mystery Writing Workshop Faculty