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Concordia University Chicago co-hosts fiction-writing workshop with bestselling author


The Center for Literacy at Concordia-Chicago and the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter will co-sponsor “Writing Commercial Fiction,” a workshop with international bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, on Saturday, March 18 from 1-4 p.m. on the Concordia-Chicago campus.

With over 50 million books sold in 150 countries, Deaver is an authority on fiction writing. His workshop will help writers develop the tools they need to craft compelling commercial fiction, providing invaluable insight into the general rules of writing fiction, the elements of a successful novel and the publication process. Deaver’s books include “The Blue Nowhere” and “The Bone Collector,” which was made into a feature film from Universal Pictures.

Registration is $20 for the general public, and free for members of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter. Learn more about the event and register online at:

The Center for Literacy at Concordia University Chicago provides a space to engage in meaningful, innovative and instructive community-based literacy practices for youth and adults by connecting students and faculty with the greater Chicago-area community. The Center’s executive director is Dr. Dara Soljaga, professor of curriculum, language and literacy.

Mystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers and those who are devoted to the genre. The Midwest Chapter represents members in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.