Meet EM Kaplan, Author of Dead Man on Campus

Saturday, August 27th
noon to 2 pm

EM Kaplan returns with the newest book in her snarky Josie Tucker mystery series.

A stalker. A liar. A dead man.

A mysterious letter-writer causes havoc on the idyllic Bader University campus. After a professor receives numerous poison pen letters more and more threatening in nature, Josie Tucker is on the case...grudgingly.

All the grumpy food blogger wants is to be left in peace with her dog, her man, and her laptop. She certainly doesn't need her own gang of meddling kids. Now, she's the leader of their pack.


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Sunday, August 28th — 3:00 pm


Raue Center for the Arts • 26 N. Williams Street • Crystal Lake, IL

Before she became a writer, Elizabeth Berg was a registered nurse for ten years, and that she considered her “school” for writing—taking care of patients taught her a lot about human nature, about hope and fear and love and loss and regret and triumph and especially about relationships–all things that she tend to focus on in my work. For a time, she worked as a waitress, which is also good training for a writer, and she sang in a rock band which was not good for anything except the money. As a child she was dramatic and dreamy, given to living more inside her head than outside, something that persists up to today.

Tickets are available at the Raue Center Box Office.


You are Your Stories: An Introduction to Memoir Writing

Pam Sourelis is conducting a 6-week class on Memoir Writing beginning on September 8 and running through October 13, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Class size is limited to 10, Advanced registration is required and the fee is $175.

For more information, click here.