High Noon Critical Readers The Critical Readers meet monthly on the third Wednesday at 12 p.m. Limited to 12. Books for discussion are: January 16 – A Prayer for Owen Meany by John IrvingFebruary 20 – gods in Alabama by Joshilyn JacksonMarch 20 – The Last Detective by Peter LoveseyApril 17 – Vessel of Sadness by William WoodruffMay 15 – Flight of Passage by Rinker Buck Ladies For Liberty: Women Who Made a Difference in American History Wednesday, April 3, 7-9 p.m. No Charge – Reservations Required Author John Blundell will read from his latest book. Book signing and reception will follow discussion. Writing Your MemoirsInstructor: Paula Sullivan Friday, May 31, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cost: $50 (includes lunch) Learn how to write your life and family history in a meaningful way that can be passed down generations. Course covers beginning steps on how to get started through completing the project. Magna Cum Murder Crime Writing FestivalOctober 25-27, 2013 Cost: $250 (for full weekend); daily registration or single-event registrations available This year's festival will be October 25-27 at the historic Columbia Club on Monument Circle. In its 19th year, writers and readers from all over the United States, and some abroad, come together for a weekend of exciting panels, discussions, and camaraderie. Guest of Honor Steve Hamilton has won numerous awards and media acclaim beginning with the very first in the Alex McKnight series, A Cold Day in Paradise, which won the Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's Press Award for Best First Mystery by an Unpublished Writer. Born and raised in Detroit, Hamilton graduated from the University of Michigan where he won the prestigious Hopwood Award for fiction. The Banquet Speaker is Hank Phillippe Ryan, a best-selling mystery author and an investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate. Her latest book, The Other Woman, is an Indie Next GREAT READ, chosen as a Best Book of 2012 by Suspense Magazine, and an RTBR Reviewers Choice nominee for Best Mystery/Suspense novel of 2012. Visit www.magnacummurder.com.
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