Want to write crime fiction? Go to Crime Fiction Academy!

The Center for Fiction is starting a writing program dedicated entirely to teaching and reading crime fiction. The first semester kicks off in February, and check out this line-up of instructors and lecturers: Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Lee Child, Thomas H. Cook, Linda Fairstein, Susan Isaacs, Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, Val McDermid, Joyce Carol Oates, SJ Rozan, Jonathan Santlofer, and Karin Slaughter.

Here's more information on the Crime Fiction Academy, from the website

Every writer enrolled in CFA will be required to attend a 14-week Writing Workshop, one Master Class each month, and a Crime Fiction Reading seminar.  In addition, each writer will have access to special lectures and discussions with editors and agents from the world of crime fiction publishing, round-the clock membership in The Center’s Writers’ Studio, free admission to all Center for Fiction events, and access to the Center’s extensive circulating collection, which won a Mystery Writers of America Raven Award for its amazing in-depth collection of crime fiction. All classes, workshops, and lectures will take place in the evening.  Students may enroll for one term, but commitment of at least a year is advised to take full advantage of the program. Admission is limited and competitive and is based on work samples.

The Center for Fiction will celebrate the launch of the academy tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., where you can meet some of the the academy's acclaimed teachers. RSVP to esther @ centerforfiction.org. The center is located at 17 E. 47th Street, between Madison and 5th Ave.

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