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A Discussion on Storytelling, Suspense, and Narrative Structure

April 23, 2024 at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EST
Online, Eastern Time

Award-winning novelist and screenwriter Michael Koryta will discuss the importance of suspense in all narratives and storytelling mediums, and how fundamental storytelling skills can benefit all forms of messaging, from the entertainment industry to corporate boardrooms. He will draw upon his career expertise as a journalist, private investigator, and novelist, as well as his experiences from the IU College of Arts and Sciences and its criminal justice department and explain how those IU-based experiences informed his latest project, Lost Man’s Lane, a coming-of-age story set in Bloomington and published under his pen name, Scott Carson.

Michael Koryta, BA’06, is a New York Times-bestselling author whose work has been translated into more than 20 languages and has won or been nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Edgar® Award, Shamus Award, Barry Award, Quill Award, International Thriller Writers Award, and the Golden Dagger. They’ve been selected as “best books of the year” by numerous publications.

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