University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

The Scene of the Crime

Both for the writer and the reader, a good mystery relies on the same things as real estate: location, location, location.

Nick Petrie

Nick Petrie received his master's of fine arts in fiction from the University of Washington and won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. His story, “At the Laundromat,” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in the Seattle Review, a national literary journal....

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Annie Ward

Annie Ward received a bachelor's degree in English literature with an emphasis in creative writing from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master's in fine arts in screenwriting from the American Film Institute....

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Iona Whishaw

Iona Whishaw has been a youth worker, social worker, teacher and an award-winning high school principal, who continued with her writing throughout her working life. Receiving her master's degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, Whishaw has published short fiction, poetry, poetry translation and one children's book, "Henry and the Cow Problem....

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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William & Mary Ross Foundation

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