August Meeting

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August 27, 2016

Schodack Landing 11 am

Because we are having our picnic, we will have a short business meeting. Please see prompt at close of this message. Prompt group may choose to keep this for September.

This year is the Maven’s tenth anniversary and SINC’s thirtieth.

List of upcoming programs as I know it now:

Sept 24th–Albany Paranormal Society

Oct 15th–Elaine Isaak

Nov 19th–Jenna Kendrick-Scrivener Workshop

Dec 17th–Holiday Party

Upcoming Conferences, Author Fairs and so on

·      International Agatha Christie Festival – Torquay, Devon UK Sept 14 – 18

·      Bloody Scotland Stirling September 9 – 11, 2016 *

·      Bouchercon – New Orleans September 15 – 18

·      Library of Congress Book Festival. Washington, DC Sept 24

·      Creatures, Crimes and Creativity – Baltimore, MD – September 30 – Oct 2

·      Noircon – Philadelphia, PA October 26 – 30

·      Magna Cum Murder – Indianapolis, IN Oct 28 – 30

·      New England Crime bake – Goffstown, NH Nov 11-13

·      Iceland Noir – Reykjavik, Iceland Nov 17 – 20

2017

Berkshire Women’s Writers – March TBA

Upcoming events

•    Butterfly Leadership Circle – Cultivating Passion & Purpose 
April 10 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 pm

•    Made in the Berkshires BFWW Benefit Performance: Through the Looking Glass, written and directed by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims 
April 17 @ 3:00 pm

•    Lean In with the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers 
April 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

•    Writing Out Loud:  A performance-based revision workshop 
May 7 @ 4:00 pm

•    Butterfly Leadership Circle for Teen Girls & Young Women 
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Rookwood Memoir Writing Retreat with Jennifer Browdy 
June 3 @ 5:30 pm – June 5 @ 12:00 pm

Sleuthfest – March 25, 2017 Purchase, New York *

July Meeting

SINC Mavens Meeting

July 16, 2016

Bethlehem Public Library – Community Room

Steering committee meeting at 9:00 am at the Village Butcher

The prompts group will meet at 10, prior to the regular meeting. Here is the prompt as proposed by Susan Whaley. (Sorry – no picture this time.) My favorite dish –

Minutes – Susan

Treasurer’s Report – Carol

Announcements

Old Business

Shirts, tote bags and more – We will be finishing up the orders so if you plan to purchase a tote bag, t-shirt or sweatshirt bring cash or a check book.

mavens items

Don’t they look great?

Miscellaneous

We will now begin preparing the list of new books by our members. If you want to be included, please send me titles and, if you have them, covers. I AM WORKING ON THIS NOW. PLEASE EMAIL ME TITLES AND COVERS.

New Business

This year is the Maven’s tenth anniversary and SINC’s thirtieth.

Sign up for the picnic.

Program – Amy from Open Door Book shop

List of upcoming programs as I know it now. (thanks Linda)

 

Aug 27 – Schodack Landing, Riverfront Pavilion. Please note change in date. 11 am start. Schodack Landing is on 9 J 16 minutes south of Albany. Please let me know if you are coming and what you will bring. I will have a signup sheet at the next meeting.

Sept 24th–Albany Paranormal Society

Oct 15th–Elaine Isaak

Nov 19th–Jenna Kendrick-Scrivener Workshop

Dec 17th–Holiday Party

June Meeting

Thanks for the photo, Debbie!
Thanks for the photo, Debbie!

Greeting all,

Monthly meeting is June 18, 10:30 am in the Bethlehem Library.

This is our ‘our nuts and bolts class’ so come prepared with questions and experiences.

See you Saturday!

Monthly Meeting: May 21

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Monthly Meeting

May 21, 10:30 AM

SINC

Mavens Meeting

Bethlehem Public Library – Board Room
Minutes – Susan
Treasurer’s Report – Carol
Announcements
New Business
Red Binder from SINC and report on Malice Domestic
Old Business
Program

Frankie Bailey on research

List of upcoming programs

May 21st–Frankie Bailey

June 18–nuts and bolts class

July 16th–Amy from the Open Door Bookstore

Aug 20th–our picnic (location TBA)

Sept 24th–Albany Paranormal Society

Oct 15th–Elaine Isaak

Nov 19th–Jenna Kendrick-Scrivener Workshop

Dec 17th–Holiday Party

April Meeting *2nd Saturday*

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April 9, 2016

Bethlehem Public Library – Board Room

10:30

Because of space issues at the Library, this month’s meeting will take place one week early.

Steering Committee: there will be a meeting at the Village Butchers at 9:30 am.

Monthly Meeting Reminder

photo (6)Same place, same time but with a few new opportunities:

10:00 am – Join the story prompts group.

10:30 am – Regular Business

11:00 am – Bob Krug, retired Colonie Police Officer will do a Q&A session. Have your questions ready!

After the meeting adjourns: New writers group hosted by Carol Pouliot and Geri Manchester

All at the Bethlehem Library on Saturday, March 19th.

Story Prompts

Starting this month we will have a chance to workshop writing at 10:00 am before the regular 10:30 am meetings (as usual 3rd Saturday of the month at the Bethlehem Library). This month’s prompt is courtesy of Donna, so write whatever this image suggests to you.

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