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8 events found.
|Tuesday, March 25, 2014|
|6:30 p.m.||"Conflict: And the Writers Who Love It, " with moderator, Peggy Ehrhart, and panelists, Jillian Abbott, Deborah Nolan, Dirk Robertson, and Laura Joh Rowland from Mystery Writers of America -- New York Chapter.|
What is it that makes our breath come quicker, our pulse beat faster, our eyes flash and our knees grow weak? Love? Hah! It’s Conflict! That spark-throwing feeling of tension that comes when two opposing sides have something to gain. Power. Vengeance. World domination. Come hear how some of our favorite mystery writers create it, nurture it, would be lost without it.
|Wednesday, April 9, 2014|
|6:30 p.m.||Crime in Translation with moderator, Shizuka Otake and panelists, Annamaria Alfieri, Chris Pavone and Jeffrey Siger of Mystery Writers of America -- New York Chapter.|
Skip the security line and the jet lag, and travel comfortably by mystery novel. Our panelists expertly combine suspense with a foreign setting. One writes crime stories set in Greece, so current they are almost ahead of the headlines. One wrote a novel about nice American families in Luxemburg, right in the heart of Europe. Only, they are keeping some dark secrets, not nice at all. And what does the author have planned for his new book? Travel in both time and space for mysteries about th…
|Thursday, June 12, 2014|
|6:30 p.m.||"Chills and Fever: The Tell-Tale Signs of a Really Good Mystery," with moderator, Sheila York, and panelists, Laura K. Curtis, Mary Anna Evans, Mitchell Scott Lewis and Lisa Shiroff from Mystery Writers of America -- The New York Chapter. |
How do you like your crimes served up? Cold and calculating? Or burning with passion? It takes all kinds, right? Come hear what our panel of mystery writers have to say about when and how they turn up the heat... or send in the big chill. And bring some searing questions of your own. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: JUNE EVENTS CALENDAR 2014.pdf
|Thursday, October 9, 2014|
|6:30 p.m.||True Lies: Ripped from the headlines! Inspired by real events! Scandal! Intrigue! Murder!" with moderator, Dana Isaacson and panelists, Carole Bugge (C. E. Lawrence), Kieran Crowley, Kevin Egan, and John Florio of Mystery Writers of America -- NY.|
How do current events influence writers? Is truth stranger than fiction when it comes to mystery writing? What are the boundaries for using real events in fiction? Come hear how our distinguished panelists blur the lines between fiction and reality. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:OCTOBER EVENTS CALENDAR 2014.pdf The New York Public Library does not endorse any organization, product or individual. Library sponsorship of a program does not constitute an endo…
|Wednesday, November 19, 2014|
|6:30 p.m.||"50 Shades of Noir: Is Noir the new black? What determines how dark or light a mystery is?" with moderator, Lokke Heiss, and panelists, Jillian Abbott, Larry Light, Ed Lin, and S.A. Solomon from Mystery Writers of America -- The New York Chapter.|
Mysteries come in many shades—from light cozies to darker crime to the deepest Noir. Our panelists will discuss where on the spectrum they feel most comfortable writing—and how they vary the intensity to keep things interesting. Come listen as we shed light on the dark corners of mystery writing. Bring some illuminating questions of your own. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: November Events Calendar.pdf
|Thursday, December 11, 2014|
|6:30 p.m.||"Dark Deeds for a Dark Season," with moderator, Kenneth Wishnia and panelists, Megan Abbot, Nancy Bilyeau and Katia Lief. of Mystery Writers of America -- The New York Chapter.|
It’s December. Time for holiday cheer? Or to grapple with shorter days; longer nights; paler sunlight? Perhaps a darker story suits the mood. Come hear Megan Abbot, author of the acclaimed new novel The Fever; Nancy Bilyeau, who writes of the dark Tudor world; and Katia Lief, best-selling author of The Money Kill. Kenneth Wishnia, multi-award nominated mystery author and teacher, will lead the conversation as they talk about what they write. Will they share some dark secrets? Who knows? Find o…
|Tuesday, February 10, 2015|
|6:30 p.m.||Mystery in All Its Variety, with moderator, Dirk Robertson, and panelists, Jeff Markowitz, Erica Obey, and Shelia York of Mystery Writers of America -- New York Chapter.|
From the darkest secrets to the frothiest moments, February’s panel of mystery writers tell the stories behind the stories. We have it all: a writer who works with teen gangs, an academic who is now telling her own tales,.a creator of darkly humorous thrillers, and a specialist in Hollywood’s Golden Age. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:February Events Calendar 2015.pdf
|Wednesday, April 29, 2015|
|6:30 p.m.||Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America, with Michael McCarthy, author of "The Sun Farmer," and former reporter and editor on feature stories at The Wall Street Journal.|
This year marks the centennial of one of the nation's worst disasters, the 1915 sinking of the steamship Eastland in the Chicago River, with more passenger deaths than the Titanic. This illustrated lecture illuminates the sinister story behind the Eastland, which was still tied to its dock when it capsized and killed a stunning 844 people. For a century, the cause of this nearly forgotten tragedy had remained a mystery, but now the author discusses the explanation as well as Clarence Darrow’s bi…