True Crime Series

True Crime Series Oct 30th - Nov 13th

Drake Memorial Library is hosting a True Crime Series from October 30 to November 13. Join us for a true crime author, established crime reporters, poster session, murder mystery, and flash fiction.

Drake Memorial Library is hosting a True Crime Series from October 30 to November 13. We are hosting a variety of events that explore aspects of true crime. The focus of the series is the research and ethics behind true crime storytelling and having fun. Additional information on guest speakers and events along with games, puzzles and podcasts can be found online.

Jack the Ripper Murder Mystery Monday, October 30 from 6:30 - 8:30pm

The History Forum is hosting an intriguing murder mystery based on the terror known as Jack the Ripper. Drake Memorial Library, Room 214.

The Challenges & Ethics of Reporting True Crime Cases Wednesday, November 1 at 4 pm

A panel discussion featuring Democrat and Chronicle reporter, Gary Craig, local Channel 10 News reporter, Jennifer Lewke, and Brockport journalist student and accomplished reporter, Madison Scott. Bring your curiosity and questions. Fannie Barrier Williams LAB McQue Auditorium.

Michael Benson – True Crime Author Thursday, November 2 at 4 pm

Join us as Michael Benson discusses the difficult task of writing true crime. His books feature the local western New York area, including an investigation into the murder of his own childhood babysitter. Drake Memorial Library, Kiefer Room.

Flash Fiction & Hot Tea Monday, November 6 from 6 – 8pm

Join the English Club at Drake for hot tea and flash fiction. Using prompts the participants will write their own flash fiction. This event is being held both in-person and online. Drake Memorial Library, main floor.

Crime Film Genres: Factual & Fictional Wednesday, November 11 at 4 pm

Dr. Carter Soles, Brockport University Film Professor, takes a look at the Hollywood’s portrayal of crime. What of true crime is fictional? What fictional crime stories have some truth to them? Drake Memorial Library, Kiefer Room.

Clueless at Drake Monday, November 13 from 6 – 8 pm

Join the Drake staff as we attempt to unravel the mystery of who stole the treasured book. Immerse yourself in the mystery as you solve clues provided by character actors. All participants receive a rubber duckie. Drake Memorial Library, main floor.

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Author: Wendy Prince


Posted: October 23, 2023