Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Unlocking the Mystery of Sherlock Holmes, May 12-19

12:00-2:00 pm. Saturday May 12 & 19 (two sessions). Eoin McKiernan Library. Fee: $48. Instructor: Jacqueline Hesse, MFA. Email her to pre-register: jch68@comcast.net

Explore the fiction (particularly "A Study in Scarlet" and "The Sign of the Four,") cultural assumptions (and blind spots!) and biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his most famous creation Sherlock Holmes in this class for readers and lovers of classic Victorian literature. Crime fiction and mystery writers will enjoy the craft elements of this class as we discuss and dissect the climactic tension that makes these stories work. 

Teacher Bio: Jacqueline Hesse has an M.F.A. from Hamline University in children's and young adult literature. Her articles on craft have appeared in The Writer magazine, The Society For Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI) Bulletin, The Storyteller's Inkpot and others. She has led masters’ level writing workshops at Hamline and writes ghost stories for Lerner/ Darby Creek. Her middle grade and young adult novels are represented by Pippin in NY. She worked as a reading, writing, and literature tutor for Minneapolis public schools and taught English as an adjunct professor at Normandale Community College. This class is the fifth class she will have taught at the Celtic Junction.