Denver Monthly Programs are free to both members and non-members. They are usually two hours long on a Saturday morning or afternoon at a public library in either Jefferson County or Denver. Topics vary. No registration is required. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Discussion About Investigations
Presented by David Keil
Saturday, July 13, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lakewood Public Library
10200 West 20th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215
Come learn everything you ever wanted to know about private investigation from a veteran investigator! David Keil has been a practicing private investigator for 30 years. Over his long career, Mr. Keil has been involved with the investigation of all manner of criminal and civil cases, including crimes of violence, international drug trafficking, theft, sex crimes, and bank robbery. His current emphasis is on white collar crime, including complex financial fraud, such as banking, brokerage and real estate schemes. Mr. Keil’s efforts have helped recover millions of dollars of victim losses in some of the largest Ponzi Scheme cases in US history.
Working both as a victim’s advocate and as a criminal defense investigator, his client roster includes many highly successful and colorful con artists. Mr. Keil is also a lifelong reader of mystery and crime fiction, and has lent his technical expertise as an investigator to several published authors.
Western Slope Monthly Programs are free to both members and non-members. They are usually two hours long on a Saturday morning or afternoon. Topics vary. Check the event for registration requirements. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Begin with a Bang
Presented by Susan Mackay Smith
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Continental Breakfast at 8:45 A.M.
9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Meeting room at: The Business Incubator Center
2591 Legacy Way,
Grand Junction, CO [MAP]
Free to members and nonmembers; please RSVP to Vicki Law at firstname.lastname@example.org so we have a head count for food. Drop ins are also welcome. Socializing and clean-up after the workshop.
This workshop covers the vital art of the novel’s beginning scene. We will examine how-to and what not-to-do, then dissect opening scenes of published novels to illustrate how good openings work-what they contain (and don’t contain), and how the authors include elements of plot, place, background, character, and genre seamlessly so readers keep turning pages.
During the workshop, Susan will ask for a few brave souls to share their work for examples and critique. Anyone interested in volunteering their work should bring enough copies of the first 250 words (1st page) of their work-in-progress to share with participants. Twenty-five to thirty copies should be enough. Discussion will be gentle but helpful.
Susan Mackay Smith, who writes under the nom de plume Mackay Wood, has a degree in history and has published two epic secondary-world fantasies, Wolf’s Cub and Gryphon King, from Write Way Books. Publishers Weekly said Wolf’s Cub “renders well the grim physical and psychological effects of war,” and Library Journal called it “an engrossing debut.” Both novels are available from Amazon. Susan had been a member of RMFW forever, and has served as contest chair, critique chair, anthology editor (for Broken Links, Mended Lives), and president. Susan also writes the popular column, Conan the Grammarian, in the “Rocky Mountain Writer” newsletter.
Each year, RMFW honors one of its published members with a Writer of the Year award. Mark your calendar for this years winner announcement party. It’s gonna be a fun event that you sure don’t want to miss! All are invited to attend, meet the nominees, and have books signed. This year the three candidates are Linda Hull, Marne Ann Kirk, and Cindi Myers.
Winner Announcement Party
Saturday, August 10th
4:00 PM to 6:00 P.M.
4280 Tennyson St,
Denver, CO 80212
Note the new location this year.
|Meet Linda Hull||Meet Marne Kirk||Meet Cindi Myers|
December 2013. Time, location, and details TBA. Please check back.