"THE BODY IN THE LIBRARY" CELEBRATES AGATHA CHRISTIE'S 120th BIRTHDAY on SEPTEMBER 15
If you live in the Chicago area, you won't want to miss "The Body in the Library", a free Love is Murder preview celebrating the birthday of the grand dame of mystery, Agatha Christie. Presented by Love is Murder, the mini-con will be held at the Schaumburg Township Library from 7:00 to 8:30pm on Thursday, Sept. 15.
"The Body in the Library" will feature a discussion with Jamie Freveletti, author of Running Dark and Running from the Devil, and Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of Doubleback, Easy Innocence, A Shot to Die For, An Image of Death, A Picture of Guilt and An Eye for Murder.
Freveletti and Hellmann will discuss the writing process, especially as it relates to women who are raising families or holding down full-time jobs while writing. In observance of Agatha Christie's birthday in 1890, the speakers will also answer questions about how they see mystery writing then versus now: Was it easier to publish in the mid-'40s, when Christie was at her most prolific? Less time-consuming for an author who concentrated solely on writing rather than book promotion and building relationships with readers?
Attendees will be invited to join in the discussion and share their writing experiences. At the end of the evening, a drawing will be held for a free Master Class at LIM's 2011 conference (value $75). There is no charge for the event and no pre-registration is required.
The Library is located at the corner of Schaumburg and Roselle Roads in the Town Center shopping center, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg.