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MysteryPeople Presents: WORKSHOP - Three Looks at Crime Fiction

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 9:30am to 6:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413



MysteryPeople Presents
Saturday, May 23 9:30AM - 6PM

Have you ever wanted to write crime fiction? Want to learn more about how your favortite authors create those fast-paced plots and complicated characters that manage to keep you up all night reading? Come to this FREE one-day workwhop presented by Austin Mystery Wrters and Sisters in Crime. Authors Reavis Wortham, Minerva Koenig, George Wier and Les Edgerton will share their expertise!


An award-winning writer and photographer, Reavis has been recognized for his unique style of outdoor journalism. In 2002, he received First Place in the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) in the Magazine Humor category for “Shooting Squirrels in a Barrel.” He also took second place in that same competition for a magazine article entitled, “Totally Retro: Hunting with the Longbow.” Additionally Reavis is a past president of the Texas Outdoor Writer's Association (TOWA), and has been recognized numerous times by TOWA for his work in both magazines and newspapers. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Writers' League of Texas.


George Weir is a Native Texan living with his wife, Sallie, in Austin who writes Texas-based crime and mystery novels. His first published work was "Duckweed", a contribution to Lone Star Noir, Akashic Books, 2010. He is the author of the Bill Travis mystery series.


Les Edgerton has published eighteen books, the latest being "The Bitch" from New Pulp Press and the black comedy crime novel, "The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping" from Down & Out Press. His fiction has been nominated for or won: the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award (short story category), Derringer Award, the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse Jones Book Award, the Violet Crown Book Award, The Spinetingler Magazine Award for Best Thriller and others. Screenplays of his have placed as a Semifinalist in the Nicholl's Foundation Competition and as Finalists in the Writer's Guild and Best of Austin competitions. These days, he's working on a memoir, a new writer's how-to, several novels, several nonfiction projects and appearing at various workshops. He invites readers of his work to contact him. His contact info is on his blog at and he has a website at

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