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Summer Writers’ Workshops – Learn the tricks of the trade used by Agatha Christie – the best-selling mystery writer of all time.

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Location: Online

The Summer Writers’ Workshops at New Canaan Library are back – with a twist!  Learn how to develop suspenseful, page-turning plots, unforgettable characters that readers love – or hate – and settings that, in some cases, take center stage and rule both character and plot.  These are all integral tools of great storytelling that will enrich your writing and therefore, the reader’s experience.

Class #1:  How did Agatha do it?  With clever plots, carefully planted clues, and plenty of twists and turns, Agatha Christie’s books stand the test of time. Carol Pouliot breaks down the decisions mystery writers make about character, setting, and plot using passages from some of Christie’s most celebrated books. (Spoiler alert: Carol will discuss the solutions to the following:  And Then There Were NoneMurder on the Orient Express, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.)

REGISTER HERE  (This is class #1 of 4)

Instructor: Carol Poliot is a former language teacher and business owner, Carol Pouliot writes the acclaimed Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mysteries, traditional police procedurals with a seemingly impossible relationship between Depression-era cop Steven Blackwell and 21st-century journalist Olivia Watson. With their fast pace and unexpected twists and turns, the books have earned praise from readers and mystery authors alike. Carol is a member of the Historical Novel Society, president of her Sisters in Crime chapter, and a founding member of Sleuths and Sidekicks. When not writing, Carol can be found packing her suitcase and reaching for her passport for her next travel adventure. Sign up for Carol’s newsletter and learn more at http://www.carolpouliot.com

Jen Collins Moore, Tina deBellegarde, Carol Pouliot, and Lida Sedaris are the writers behind Sleuths and Sidekicks, a group that celebrates the art of the mystery story, and great storytelling. Whether you write mystery or not, these talented writers will teach the tools of pulse-worthy plot lines, with characters and settings you will never forget.




June 22
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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