Transforming True Stories Into Art
Free Monthly meeting, 1-hour Zoom presentation
Saturday, May 15, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Novelist and Educator
Whether you’re a cop or a teacher, you probably have some experience you think will make a good story. Join us to learn how to:
- Change anecdotes into art.
- Use stories from the news as inspiration.
- Learn what to leave in and what to leave out.
- Find the angle on a story that is uniquely yours.
- Use your imagination.
David Hagerty wrote the Duncan Cochrane mystery series, which chronicles crime and dirty politics in Chicago. Real events inspired all four novels, including the murder of a politician’s daughter, a series of sniper killings in the city’s most notorious housing project, the Tylenol poisonings, and the false convictions of ten men on Illinois’ death row.