Crime Writing Course: Brown University in Slovenia

The Secret History of Art teaches art history and art crime at American University of Rome, on the ARCA Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection, and both art history and writing for Brown University when he is not writing books and this column.  A new five-day course run by Brown University in Crime Writing will be offered for the first time 8-13 October 2012 in Ljubljana, the fairytale capital of Slovenia.

Brown asked me to design a course that would comprise seminars and a workshop on the specific field of crime writing, and which would cover both fiction and non-fiction.  This is part of Brown University’s Office of Continuing Education and is available to students and adults interested in writing about crime (thrillers, mysteries, whodunits, police procedurals, true crime non-fiction), either at the start of a possible career, looking for tips and a supportive environment to further develop an existing career as a writer, or just for fun and interest.

The course’s venue will be the renowned Institute of Criminology at the Law Faculty of University of Ljubljana (where The Secret History of Art has been a Visiting Scholar).  Seminars in writing and publishing will be supplemented by lectures in criminology, criminal investigation, forensics, and art crime, in order to bring verisimilitude and inspiration to crime writing of all genres.

For a brief description of the program, visit Brown University’s website here.  For a short bio of the professor, yours truly, click here.  Information is available through Brown.

The Secret History of Art will also be running a one-week course in Writing for Publication as part of the Umbria Writing & Publishing Workshop, held this summer in Orvieto, Italy.  For a description of the program, click here.  The dates for this summer will be determined shortly.  Feel free to email me via ArtInfo for more information about either program.

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