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Psychology of Writing Workshop

  • Decatur Public Library 215 Sycamore Street Decatur, GA, 30030 United States (map)

Featuring Toni L.P. Kelner and Dr. Stephen Kelner

National award-winning author Toni L.P. Kelner (Leigh Perry) is the author of eleven novels: eight Laura Fleming and three “Where Are They Now?” mysteries. She has written numerous short stories and co-edited, with Charlaine Harris, several urban fantasy anthologies. Dr. Stephen P. Kelner specializes in using motivational psychology to energize writers and is the author of Motivate Your Writing.


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA

Sponsored by Southeast Chapter Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime Atlanta

Select the lunch of your choice and double click to purchase Lunch and the All-Day Pass.

($25 per ticket through Eventbrite)

All-Day Pass and Vegetable Medley Salad        All-Day Pass and Herb Grilled Chicken Salad

All-Day Pass and Roast Beef Sandwich Boxed Lunch       All-Day Pass and Tuna Salad Sandwich Boxed Lunch


8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:15 Welcome by Debra H. Goldstein, Event Chair; Maggie Toussaint, SEMWA; and Claire Count, SinC Atlanta

9:15-10:00 Pros by Day, Deadly Scribes by Night - Dr. Shirley Garrett, Rick Helms, Holly Sullivan McClure, Sasscer Hill, Lynn Hesse, Jason Sheffield, Dr. Stephen Kelner (mod Debra H. Goldstein)

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:30 Toni L.P. Kelner and Dr. Stephen Kelner, intro by Stacy Allen

11:30-1:00 Lunch and bookstore / signings

1:00 – 2:00 Toni L.P. Kelner

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:00 Real Life Bleeding Onto the Page – Toni L.P. Kelner, Sharon Marchisello, Claire Count, Durden Kell, Stacy Allen, Kathleen Delaney, Julia McDermott (mod Paula Benson)

3:00-3:45 Writer’s Minds and Killer Characters - Maggie Toussaint, Linda Sands, Fran Stewart, Susan Crawford, Jane Suen (mod Lisa Malice)

3:45-4:30 Final Remarks from Hosts and Signings

Earlier Event: October 5
Bards & Brews Slam
Later Event: October 6
Robinson Jeffers Poetry Festival