Visiting Author Series: Narrative Sleuthing with Starlee Kine


In this workshop for writers of fiction and nonfiction alike, join Starlee Kine—creator and host of the podcast, Mystery Show—for a discussion on the art of suspense and momentum. We’ll cover a range of subjects—structural design, withholding information, backstory, the balance of emotional and physical beats, and more— which will then be rounded out by discussion and exercises. The workshop should be equally helpful and relevant to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and script writing.
This craft seminar is in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design's VASD Program, which will be hosting a lecture with Starlee on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Details below.
Mary Harris Auditorium on the campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design 
6:00 p.m. Doors open
6:30 p.m. Lecture begins

$10 for the public
$5 for other students and 40 West Art Members
About the RMCAD Lecture
Starlee Kine’s mystery-solving skills are more akin to Columbo than Sherlock Holmes as they originate in human connection and intimate conversation. Whether conversing with a Ticketmaster customer service representative about self-doubt or commiserating over heartbreak with Phil Collins—Starlee transforms audio into visually vivid stories that reveal the pitfalls and triumphs of curiosity, discovery, and human universality. In her lecture she will illuminate how the element of surprise is an essential component of telling a story and why audio offers up such a rich narrative experience. Similar to her ability to pull a listener into an intimate, revelatory exchange, Kine’s lecture will compel the audience to reflect on our own sincere conversations, mysteries, and desire for solutions when so much of life seems uncertain, when so many of our truths are unknown until spoken, and when that same uncertainty propels us forward.

Starlee Kine is a writer and public radio producer. She is the creator and host of the podcast Mystery Show, which was named best podcast of 2015 by iTunes. The show tackled (and solved) such age old mysteries as; How Tall is Jake Gyllenhaal? and Why is Britney Spears Carrying My Book? Kine is also a former producer and longtime contributor to the public radio program This American Life. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times and her true stories about almost joining a cult and waiting for artist Marina Abramovic were told at the live storytelling event The Moth. She has been interviewed by Vice and Vanity Fair and appeared on Conan with a tape measure and Jake Gyllenhaal to confirm the case was closed.

Upcoming Sessions:
  • Spring 2017
    Instructor: Starlee Kine
    Starts: 03/10/2017
    Time(s): 2:00 to 4:00 PM

    Cost: $65.00 members / $75.00 non-members
    Location: RM. 001 (The Grotto) - Lighthouse Writers Workshop
    1515 Race Street, Denver, CO 80206
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