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Joe Ide, bestselling author of the award winning IQ series, returns to SCWA live and in person! Joe talks about the challenges of writing a contemporary Phillip Marlowe, respecting the legacy of Raymond Chandler, and putting his own stamp on the iconic PI.

What: The Challenge of Writing a Contemporary Phillip Marlowe with Joe Ide
When: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Time: 10 am PDT
Where: Regency Theatre (adjacent to the San Juan Capistrano Train Station), 26762 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano. CA 92675
Cost: VIP Admission: Members $25.00
Nonmembers $35.00
Zoom: $15.00

Deadline: You must preregister by 9:00 am, Friday, May 20, 2022.

*Limited VIP theater seating available! Enjoy a light continental breakfast with coffee, hear Joe speak, and finish the morning by networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals over a light lunch!

Your safety and health are important to us. We welcome vaccinated members and guests. 

A successful screenplay writer, Joe eventually ran out of patience and enthusiasm, left the profession, and began writing novels. His IQ novels featuring, Isaiah Quintabe, have won the Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel, as well as the Macavity and Anthony Awards for Best First Novel. TV rights to his IQ books were snapped up in a seven-way bidding war by American film production company Alcon, and Rapper Snoop Dogg is currently producing the TV adaptation of the IQ detective series.

Tapped by the Raymond Chandler Estate to write a contemporary Phillip Marlowe, Joe’s latest novel The Good Bye Coast features a vividly re-imagined Marlowe in present-day Los Angeles.