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Saturday, August 20, 2011

September 24 Writing Workshop: Law and Order for the Writer

SOUTHERN MAGIC PRESENTS:  LAW AND ORDER FOR THE WRITER - FULL DAY WORKSHOP - Members of the law enforcement and legal community will present workshops on issues relevant to writers. 

September 24, 2011 from 9:30 to 3:00 at the Homewood Public Library (Birmingham, AL)

The schedule will be:

9:00 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:30 Getting the Crime Scene Right - Law enforcement professionals will discuss how to secure a crime scene.

10:30 - 11:30 Interrogation Techniques 
- Law enforcement professionals will walk attendees through what can and can't be done to interrogate a witness, and if we're lucky, they may share a few tricks of the trade for securing a confession.

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 2:00 Surveillance - Who Has the Eyeball? Sheila Stephens, retired ATF agent and police officer, discusses the techniques and technology used by private investigators as well as the new technology being used by law enforcement.

2:00 - 3:00 What Dick Wolfe Got Right and Wrong 
- A first hand look at how the legal system is depicted in fiction by legal professionals. Their panel will include a general overview of the legal profession as well as the errors Hollywood continues to make about how judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys do their jobs.

Location: Homewood Public Library; 1721 Oxmoor Road; Homewood, AL 35209

Admission:Pre-registration closes on September 16
Southern Magic Members: $20.00
Mystery Writers of America Members: $20.00
Sisters in Crime Members: $20.00
Non-Southern Magic/MWA/SinC Members: $25.00
At the Door (regardless of membership) $30.00
To Register:Email your name, preferred email address, and payment method (check or PayPal) . Please use "September Workshop" as your subject line.

You can pay for your registration via PayPal by sending funds to 
(Please note in the comment section for your payment the funds are for the September workshop) 

Or mailing your check to 
Southern Magic RWA
 c/o Laura Hayden, Treasurer
P.O. Box 241312
Montgomery, AL 36124

(Please note in the comment section for your payment the funds are for the September workshop). 

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