Events & Workshops

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Start: April 17, 2024 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:30 pm (SK Time)
Online via Zoom
Cat Abenstein - Program Manager
Start: April 17, 2024 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:30 pm (SK Time)

Writing the Wrongs: Realism in Crime Fiction with H. P. Bayne


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This workshop will not be recorded.


This workshop is in partnership with the Regina Public Library for their Writes of Spring programming, a month-long celebration of writers and readers.


This program is conducted through Zoom. Register through the RPL website to receive a reminder, the evaluation and any resource materials or just click the link to join:


Please note: anyone with a valid Saskatchewan library card (from all regional libraries) can register for these programs. The direct Zoom link is provided above in the event you do not have a valid Saskatchewan library card and cannot register. Where possible, please register.



Writing the Wrongs: Realism in Crime Fiction

For many people, crime is thankfully something with which they have little experience. But for writers, this might actually create a drawback when it comes to writing crime fiction. Antagonists and protagonists alike might be one-dimensional and flat, motives unexplored and knowledge of investigative procedure lacking. Fiction writing allows plenty of leeway, of course, but are there ways writers can improve their work through learning more about this world? Drawing on her experience as a crime reporter, Heather will explore ways in which writers can strengthen this area of their work.


Fascinated by ghost stories and crime fiction, Heather Polischuk has been writing both in some capacity since her youth. As an adult, she spent more than two decades as a crime reporter, first with the Prince Albert Daily Herald and then with the Regina Leader-Post. The career provided her with a detailed knowledge of crime and those who walk in that world.

Writing under the pen name, H.P. Bayne, Heather is the author of paranormal mystery and suspense novels. Her series include the Sullivan Gray Series, the Braddock & Gray Case Files and the Wray Mallory books.




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