Diverse Voices in Mystery

Diverse Voices in Mystery

Jun 02, 2018, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Downtown Stage

Countless literary detectives have been portrayed as older white men in trench coats—but that image is neither realistic nor representative of the real world. This panel brings together four authors with a range of cultural perspectives, whose characters reflect their creators, but also require them to imagine a multitude of other points of view and experiences (in one case, a vampire uprising) . Walter Mosley, Kellye Garrett, and Joe Ide will discuss their own publishing experiences, as well as their work in other mediums such as television and film.


  • Walter Mosley


    WALTER MOSLEY is one of America's most celebrated and beloved writers. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards,...

  • Joe Ide


    Joe Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles. Joe’s favorite books were the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories. He held a variety of different...

  • Kellye Garrett


    Kellye Garrett’s mystery, Hollywood Homicide, about a semi-famous, mega-broke black actress won the Agatha, Lefty and Independent Publisher “Ippy”...


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