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DOWNTOWN CENTRAL LIBRARY - Adam Phillips - How to Write a Mystery Novel

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Adam Walker Phillips will provide a look into the process of writing mystery novels. Drawing on some of the greats in the genre -- Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith -- he will discuss several tricks-of-the-trade on plotting and structuring a classic whodunnit. He will also share his own experiences in writing the Chuck Restic Series while balancing a work and family.

Adam Walker Phillips is an executive at a global financial services company who has endured countless PowerPoint decks, offsite retreats and visioning sessions, synergies, and synergistically minded cross-functional teams, all in service of his work as a novelist to tell the story of an HR man-turned-moonlighting detective. Phillips holds an MFA in film from Columbia University, where his short films were featured in dozens of festivals worldwide, including Clermont-Ferrand and Palm Springs International. He was also the winner of New Line Cinema’s development award for his film, Bibles. He lives in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles with his wife and children. Learn more at

Copies of The Perpetual Summer will be on sale (cash, check, credit). Please use to RSVP for the event and help the Friends of the Library determine the number of books to bring for sales and autographs. Search Adam Phillips Friends of the Library. Please note that an Eventbrite ticket does not guarantee a seat. Seats are first come first served for free Library, Arts & Culture events. For more information call 818-548-2030.

Visitors to the Downtown Central Library receive 3 hours FREE parking across Harvard Street at the Marketplace parking structure with validation at the service desk. Handicapped parking is available on the east side of the building. Short term parking spaces are available on the east and south sides of the building. Metered parking is available on Harvard Street and on the west side of the building in Lot #10.

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