The Modern Mystery
Baxter Arts Centre
3 Stanley St, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0, Canada
Explore how the 21st century mystery writer approaches the genre. It will include both discussion and in-class exercises intended to focus the participants' attention on particular aspects of the genre, including exercises on opening lines, basic plotting, and how to create a three-dimensional criminal. The workshop is 4 to 4.5 hours in length. The workshop is best for people who have at least a little experience writing as well as being familiar with the genre. (This workshop will be limited to 15-18 participants.)
Michael Redhill continues to teach regularly for The Humber School of Writing, in the Creative Writing by Correspondence program, and he is an adjunct professor in the creative writing departments of both the University of Toronto, and the University of Guelph. Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1966, Michael Redhill has published sixteen books, brought six plays to the stage, and been a cultural critic and essayist. His first novel, Martin Sloane, won The Books in Canada/Amazon.com Best First Novel Prize, and his second, Consolation, won the City of Toronto Book Award and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Goodness, a play, won a “Fringe First Award” at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe as well as the prestigious Carole Tambor Best of Edinburgh prize. His novel, Bellevue Square, won the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. He has two sons and lives in Toronto.