Mavens Report

By Carol Pouliot:

The Mavens began the new year by welcoming back novelist K.A. Mitchell to our January 16th meeting. Mitchell presented a 2½ hour workshop packed with information on character creation and enrichment. She showed us how to use enneagrams to create believable and familiar, yet unique, types of people in our stories. Many thanks to Ms. Mitchell for the wealth of information she shared with us. We wish her great success with her latest novel Risk Everything On It.

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Our next meeting is February 20th — be there!

January Monthly Meeting

Mavens of MayhemJoin us for our monthly meeting at the usual time and place: Saturday January 16th, 10:30 am at the Bethlehem Public Library. We salute our brand new president Eleanor Kuhns!

Also, there has been some interest in reviving the writers group. If you have any interest in participating, be prepared to stick around after the normal business to offer your ideas and wishes.

Not a member? Drop by anyway to check out what we do and how you can be a part of it. Readers and writers both welcome (because where would writers be without readers?!)

December Monthly Meeting

We will have our regular Mavens Meeting at 11:am  with Our Holiday Party following. We have invited the Romance Writers group and my Wednesday Writers Group, also we have invited our Speakers to come and join us. So I hope everyone signed up to bring some refreshments does so in abundance.

Those who want to do so, please come in fancy dress as your favourite  author or mystery character. If author perhaps choose the most difficult mystery book you wrote; if a character, decide who and from what book or series. We will all guess! No hints please.
December 19, 2015
Bethlehem Public Library
Eat, drink and be merry!
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Monthly Meeting: 21 Nov 2015

Mavens of MayhemJoin us for our monthly meeting: we’ll be voting on the slate of candidates. If you cannot make it to the meeting be sure to vote via email. There will be a steering committee meeting at 9:30 in the coffee shop.

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Bethlehem Public Library
10:30 Business
11:00 Open to the Public

Monthly Meeting: 17 Oct 2015

Monthly meeting at Bethlehem Public Library, 10:30 am.

Please all Mavens have your nominee  sheets filled out; voting is NEXT month. If you have not received a list of posts to be filled Donna will have them with me Saturday.

All those who went to Bouchercon and would like to share your experience, the meeting will be opened. Let us know what we missed by not attending.

Our speaker this Saturday will be K. A. Mitchell. the title of her workshop is “What happens when your imaginary friends stop talking to you”.

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Bouchercon!

Maven Kate Laity is in the anthology as 'Graham Wynd'
Maven Kate Laity is in the 2015 Bouchercon anthology as ‘Graham Wynd’

Now is the time for crime & mystery writers to head south: no, it’s not migration — it’s Bouchercon! Here’s the scoop:

Bouchercon is the world’s finest annual crime fiction event, bringing together more than 1,000 authors, fans, publishers, reviewers, booksellers, editors, and every other part of the community for a fantastic four-day event. This is our 46th year. We’re fan-based, and our fans attract more than 400 authors, from the biggest names to those who will be big tomorrow. Look at our Guests of Honor and our Attendees to see who is coming!

There’s a national Sisters in Crime breakfast meeting on Friday: you can learn a lot about the organization’s support system there. If you didn’t get on the schedule for it this time, keep it in mind for next year in New Orleans!

September 2015 Meeting

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10:30 Business
11:00 Program
There will be a Steering Committee Meeting at 9:00 am at the  Coffee Shop in Bethlehem: We will discuss the new slate of officers to be elected in November.
Our Speaker is Marni Graff, she will be discussing her trip to St. Hilda’s, Oxford, and her new book Blue Virgin. We cannot wait to hear her speak about all the seminars at St. Hilda’s that she attended. So look forward to a trip to Oxford, and a mystery about the “Blue Virgin”.