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Meeting with Forensics Expert Kathy Saviers

November 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, Willamette Writers Coast Chapter in Newport will host a meeting with forensics expert Kathy Saviers. The free workshop will be held at 2 p.m. in the McEntee Room of the Newport Public Library. Join us!

Meeting with Forensics Expert Kathy Saviers

Your detective arrives at the murder scene. Blood all over. Cops gathering evidence. What are they looking for and how do they handle it? As a writer, how do you get it right?

“Any mystery story needs physical evidence to frustrate and assist the detective in investigating the crime,” says forensics expert Kathy Saviers. In her talk, she will discuss the types of evidence found at crime scenes, how to properly package the items and what the test results mean. She will also give suggestions on the CSI personality types writers can use in their stories and how they interact with detectives, along with the real-life limitations on crime scene investigations and police work.

About Our Speaker – Kathy Saviers

kathy-saviersSaviers has a BS in chemistry and has been a Certified Latent Print Examiner and a Senior Certified Crime Scene Analyst. Over the last 37 years, she has worked in four law enforcement agencies, three in California and one in Oregon. She was a CSI before it was cool. She has published three research articles in the Journal of Forensic Identification and numerous articles in forensic newsletters. Now that she’s retired, she’s turning her attention towards writing police procedural/forensic novels.

Please understand that schedules can change and we do our best to keep you informed.

Interested? Join us! All writers welcome.


November 20, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Newport Public Library
35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365


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