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Friday, April 20 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Writing the Next Chapter

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If you’ve ever found yourself thinking about leaving it all to become a novelist, or even if you’re simply curious about making a career out of writing, join these Chicago women who did just that. Each panelist has switched careers later in life to become published novelists, with works spanning a wide range of genres including mystery, literary fiction and young adult fiction. This presentation will offer insights, advice and encouragement to adults interested in writing and curious about the challenges and successes of starting a second career as a novelist.

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Patricia Skalka

Patricia Skalka is the author of the Dave Cubiak Door County Mysteries: Death Stalks Door County, Death at Gills Rock, and Death in Cold Water, winner of the Edna Ferber Fiction Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. Death Rides the Ferry, the fourth volume, is scheduled for... Read More →
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Joyce Burns Zeiss

 Joyce Burns Zeiss wrote after retiring from teaching junior high and doing volunteer work with Cambodian and African refugees. Out of the Dragon’s Mouth, her debut YA novel, is based on the experience of a fellow teacher who fled post-war Vietnam in a fishing trawler... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Jean Weidner Theatre