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!
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”.
August 8, 2015 – Writing and Technology 1:30-3:30pm
Sick of Microsoft Word? Looking for a program that is more writer friendly? In this workshop, writers will learn about various software programs for writers including Scapple, Inspiration, OneNote, Scrivener and WriteWay. We will preview each piece hands on. Please bring your laptops! This workshop will be an overview rather than an in-depth class.
Thanks to Christine Dreidel, CR-RWA President, for the invitation. We hope you’ll take advantage of this networking opportunity.
“There will not be a steering committee meeting this month as everyone on the committee is away. I also will not be able to attend this months meeting as I will at The Pyramid Lake Woman’s Writing Retreat. I leave our meeting in the capable hands of our Vice-President Eleanor Kuhns, with the help of Melissa Lagone.
“Enjoy the meeting and I will see you next month with much to share.”
Mavens of Mayhem’s monthly meeting is June. 20 Bethlehem Public Library starting at 11:00 am. Our speaker is Amy Lane book buyer for The Open Door bookstore in Schenectady. She will speak to us about what she looks for when purchasing books to stock The Open Doors shelves. All mystery lovers are welcome, hope to see you Saturday.
Monthly meeting tomorrow, May 16, 10:30 am in the Bethlehem Library.
This month we are featuring our own members talking about their favorite mysteries and why they like them. What makes a good mystery? What makes you want to turn the page and what is a big turn off. These questions and more will be answered. Also a reminder that in July we will be having our Picnic so think of some salads, sneaks, desserts and other picnic items to bring. See you Saturday!