The Writing Craft 1

Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Archived

Carol Shields Auditorium (enter from the 2nd floor walkway, Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street


Interested in writing true crime or fictional murder mysteries? Debra Komar, world-renowned forensic anthropologist and successful crime fiction novelist, will walk you through the structure and flow of an investigation, the technical aspects of autopsies, and what to know about crime scenes. She’ll talk about research methods, legal issues, and narrative strategies too.
Debra Komar has worked as a forensic anthropologist for over twenty years, investigating human rights violations for the United Nations and testifying as an expert witness in The Hague and across North America. She has written an authoritative forensic anthropology text as well as several historical true crime books, including her latest, Black River Road, set in the bustling port city of Saint John in 1869.

Registration includes coffee & tea. Pick up a light snack beforehand at the Human Bean on the main floor.

The seminar is directed toward people with a strong interest in writing, but no publishing experience is required.

Information and pre-registration: or (204) 927-7323

Advance tickets are no longer available since our office will be closed during the festival. Tickets can still be purchased at the door of the event.




Millennium Library

  • 251 Donald Street
  • Winnipeg, MB