From President Betsy Bitner:
Murder Comes to Albany: Bouchercon, the world’s largest mystery convention, is coming to Albany in September. On Saturday, May 18th, the Mavens of Mayhem, the local chapter of Sisters in Crime (the international organization offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors), will host a program about the history of Bouchercon and will give a preview of the authors and activities for this year’s convention. The meeting is at 10:30 am at the Cohoes Public Library. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN MEETING PLACE FOR MAY!
After the meeting, the chapter will hold a mystery/crime book swap. Bring as many books as you’d like, take as many books as you want. Books not taken will be donated to the Cohoes Library. The meeting is free and open to the public.
The writing prompt for May is:
Write a scene/story about your favorite amateur sleuth/detective and describe why. The story does not have to be about a book character. Use your imagination. Bring your completed scene/story (500-750 words) to the meeting and be prepared to read it aloud (or ask someone to do it for you if you’re shy).
See you on Saturday!