Events & Workshops

Event Type

Start: October 26, 2021 - 6:30 pm
To: 8:30 pm (SK Time)
Online via Zoom
Cat Abenstein - Program Coordinator
Registration Deadline
September 8, 2021 - 3:53 pm
Limited to 16 participants

* Sold Out, please call
Free for members
$25.00 for non-members
Start: October 26, 2021 - 6:30 pm
To: 8:30 pm (SK Time)

How to get away with murder (in your novel) with Helen Power

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This workshop will not be recorded.



How to get away with murder (in your novel) 

How does forensic bite mark analysis work?   

How can you make a homemade bomb?  

How much arsenic does it take to kill a full-grown man?   


These are all questions that Googling can get you put on the government’s watch list. But as a mystery writer, there are some things that you can’t (and shouldn’t) make up.   


This workshop will cover the art of crafting a mystery, with a focus on plot and research. Attendees will learn about mystery novel elements, coming up with realistic (yet original) twists, and how to hunt down the answers to their most disturbing of questions.  


Helen Power is a librarian living in Saskatoon. She has an undergraduate degree in forensic science, which helps with her writing, but she’s rarely asked to conduct criminal investigations in her role at the library. She has over ten short story publications, including one in Suspense Magazine. Her debut novel, a supernatural mystery called The Ghosts of Thorwald Place, releases October 2021 with CamCat Books. 



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