Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter Flash Fiction Contest with Susanna Calkins, Michelle Falkoff and Lori Rader-Day moderated by Heather E. Ash

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Local mystery authors Susanna Calkins and Michelle Falkoff judge your off-the-cuff prose and award prizes. Stop by the Mystery Writers of America/Sisters in Crime booth early in the day to pick up writing prompts, and then join in the fun.

Saturday, June 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Jones College Prep/4th Floor/4008

Lori Rader-Day

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Lori Rader-Day

Lori Rader-Day, author of The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour, is the recipient of the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Lori lives in Chicago, where she is president of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter.

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Susanna Calkins

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Susanna Calkins

Susanna Calkins is the author of the award-winning Lucy Campion historical mysteries published by Minotaur (St. Martin’s). A historian by training, Susanna works at Northwestern University where she directs teaching initiatives for faculty. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she lives outside Chicago now, with her husband and two sons.

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Michelle Falkoff

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Michelle Falkoff

Michelle Falkoff is the author of PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD (an NPR Great Read of 2015) and PUSHING PERFECT (2016), with more to come in 2018 and beyond.

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Heather E. Ash

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Heather E. Ash (Moderator)

Ash is Vice President of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter. A produced screenwriter (STARGAZE SG-1), her short story "Freedom Day" will appear in the upcoming anthology EMPOWER: MIND OVER MATTER. She is working on her first novel. This is her second year moderating MWA-MW's Flash Fiction contest.

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