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Mystery Making

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Sisters in Crime

Mystery Making

2024-02-21 18:00:00 2024-02-21 19:30:00 America/New_York Sisters in Crime Help the Sisters in Crime authors make a mystery! Main Library - Piano Space

Wednesday, February 21
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-21 18:00:00 2024-02-21 19:30:00 America/New_York Sisters in Crime Help the Sisters in Crime authors make a mystery! Main Library - Piano Space

Main Library

Piano Space

Help the Sisters in Crime authors make a mystery!

A fun, fast-paced improv event in which Sisters in Crime authors Nicole Asselin, J.A. Hennrikus, Lorraine Sharma Nelson, and Dale T. Phillips brainstorm on their feet to create a brand new mystery, using suggestions from the audience.

Registration is required. Contact Ari with any questions at apappas@minlib.net.


Sisters in Crime Authors:

Nicole Asselin grew up a Navy Brat, and spent her formative high school years in the middle of Pennsylvania but always identified with her New England roots. Nicole’s family is originally from Connecticut, and her Grandpa Asselin introduced her into the Red Sox nation where she has been a member for her whole life and her Grandma Asselin introduced her to the world of mystery novels. Now those two loves are combined into her new Ballpark Mystery series, Murder at First Pitch and Concession Stand Crimes.


As Julia Henry, Julie Hennrikus writes the Garden Squad series for Kensington. The fifth book in the series, The Plot Thickets, was released in October 2022. As Julianne Holmes she wrote the Agatha nominated Clock Shop Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. As J.A. Hennrikus she writes the Theater Cop Mystery Series, and has published several short stories. Julie is the executive director of Sisters in Crime. She blogs with the Wicked Authors.


Lorraine Sharma Nelson grew up globally but now calls the United States home. In addition to being a writer, Lorraine is also a wife, a mom, an avid sci-fi geek, a travel bum, film noir nut, Tai Chi fanatic, and coconut cupcake lover. Lorraine currently has fifteen short stories published in horror, fantasy, crime, and sci-fi anthologies, and has won two sci-fi awards. She was the 2022 President of Sisters in Crime New England, and a UNICEF USA New England Regional Board member.


Dale T. Phillips. As a student of Stephen King in college, Dale learned to love the craft of writing and to work at it. Dale has published the Zack Taylor mystery series, other novels, over 70 short stories, story collections, poetry, and non-fiction. He's appeared on stage, television (Jeopardy included), and in an independent feature film (with IMDB credit). He's traveled to all 50 states, Mexico, Canada, and through Europe.

AGE GROUP: | Senior (55+) | High School | Adult (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | General | Books & Authors |

Main Library

Phone: 781-751-9284

Hours
Mon, Apr 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 Closed

About the branch

The Main Library is located on Church Street in Dedham Square. In addition to traditional library material, the Main Library also houses town archives, the Dedham Collection.

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Registration is now closed