Monday, August 08, 2011

LAW AND ORDER FOR THE WRITER - September Full Day Workshop

Southern Magic invites you to the all day workshop, LAW AND ORDER FOR THE WRITER, on Saturday, September 24, from 9:30 to 3:00 at the Homewood Public Library in Birmingham, Alabama. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

The schedule will be:

9:00 - 9:30 Registration
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

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, and payment method (check or PayPal) to
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 (please note in the comment section for your payment the funds are for the September workshop). Montgomery, AL 36124.

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