Monthly Meeting: 19 May 2018

Mavens of MayhemMonthly Program News

We’re adjusting monthly meeting times as follows, to allow for more engagement with each other and with each program’s content.

10:30-11:15 – Chapter meeting
11:15-11:30 – Overflow content and coffee break
11:30-12:30 – Featured Program (Always open to the public)

Special programs and field trips will be announced well in advance. Snow and other emergency cancellations will be posted on the website. It always pays to check the website before driving over: www.upperhudsoninc.com.

Murderous March participant feedback told us that there was too little time for each of the day’s events. We realized that we were rushing the monthly programs, too. So thank you, Confab commenters!

Coming up on May 19th: Researcher extraordinaire Michael Catoggio will offer us “Cleopatra’s Nose: Adventures in Research” starting at 11:30 am. Those of you at Murderous March will remember Michael as our panel’s delightful moderator and one of three workshop teachers. Michael felt that he had too much content for an hour, so Mavens President Frankie Bailey offered to solve his problem.  Et voilà, we get to learn with Michael again! I suspect that this presentation will be sprinkled with engaging anecdotes. Don’t miss out.

Monthly program presentations are free and open to the public. 

Writers’ Supports

  1. Mystery writing group is starting up again. It will be led by Carol Pouliot (co-led by Frankie Bailey) on meeting-day Saturdays, immediately following the monthly program. Watch for description and dates/times from Carol.
  2. Mavens of Mayhem and East Greenbush Community Library are offering six free writing sessions this summer. These are non-critical opportunities for writers of any level to write in any genre, in supportive company. Rhonda Rosenheck (published poet and humorist; unpublished short story writer) will host the structured sessions: 15 minutes of settling in; 90 minutes of quiet writing; 30 minutes of appreciative sharing. Free and open to the public. Bring your own snack and drink. Pre-registration is strongly suggested to ensure a place. www.eastgrenbushlibrary.org (Registration may not be available until May.)

 

Fridays from 1:45-4 pm:

June 15, 29
July 13, 27
August 17, 31

East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush. Come to any or all.

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Murderous March Writers & Readers Confab

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Saturday, March 24, 2-4 PM
East Greenbush Community Library

RSVP to assure a seat at this free event:

Fans and creators of the mystery, detective and crime genres: Join Mavens of Mayhem at the East Greenbush Community Library for an afternoon of enlightening talk about the craft.

PROGRAM

1:45-4:15 Refreshments, Mavens of Mayhem member book sale

1:45-2:10 Registration

2:15-3:00 “Bringing out the Mystery Within”
Panel discussion and audience Q & A, featuring
Published authors Robert Knightly, Carol Pouliot, Kate Laity, and Frankie Bailey. Moderated by Michael Catoggio, mystery researcher and reference librarian

3:00-3:15 Stretch and Schmooze

3:15-4:00 Workshops

  • Finding My Next Great Read — Laurie Dreyer and Rhonda Rosenheck
  • Squeezing the Book In — K.A. Laity
  • When I Die, Clear my Browser History (Research for Mystery/Crime Writers) — Michael Catoggio

Presenters

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Frankie Bailey, K.A. Laity, Robert Knightly, and Carol Pouliot are published authors who live in or near New York’s Upper Hudson region. Frankie Bailey is President of the Mavens of Mayhem and all are active members.

Michael Catoggio conducts research for mystery writers and others, a fun and natural outcome of his long career as a research librarian. He also teaches many popular writing and research workshops.

Laurie Dreyer is Adult Programming Librarian at the East Greenbush Community Library. Rhonda Rosenheck is Mavens of Mayhem treasurer, a published author of poetry and humor, and a voracious reader of detective fiction.

This confab is cohosted by the EGCL (eastgreenbushlibrary.org) and Mavens of Mayhem (upperhudsonsinc.com), Sisters in Crime’s Upper Hudson chapter. The Mavens meet monthly and welcome writers and readers.

February Meeting: True Crime with Frankie Bailey

Sisters in Crime February Meeting
February 17, 2018
11 AM
Community Room
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

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The Hendrickson Murder Trial: A Case of Poisoning?

University at Albany School of Criminal Justice professor and mystery writer Frankie Y. Bailey presents a true crime case. In 1853, in Bethlehem, New York, John Hendrickson was accused of poisoning his young wife, Maria. Hendrickson was tried, convicted, and executed based on the testimony of expert witnesses. Bailey discusses the social and historical context and the medical jurisprudence issues raised regarding this often-cited case.

Free and open to the public. Join us for coffee and mysteries.

Monthly Meeting: 14 Jan 2017

ATTENTION ALL MAVENS

•    January 14, 2017 (NOT 3rd Saturday due to conflicts)
•    10:30 AM Mavens of Mayhem Meeting
•    11:00 AM Program Presentation
•    Community Room
•    Bethlehem Public Library.
•    NOTE: The Steering Committee Meeting will meet at the Village Butcher at 9:30 AM

The January meeting for Mavens of Mayhem Chapter of Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers will be held on January 14th, 10:30 AM with Program starting at 11:00 AM, Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY.

Our speaker is John Mullins. John is a retired detective, a member of Cobleskill Writers and is writing his first mystery novel. I am taking his self-defense course being given in Duanesburg in January because I think it sounds terribly interesting. Especially because he goes beyond the physical part of self-defense and into psychological and legal aspects.

As you already know, the law protects your right to defend yourself, your property and others from attack. But it is important to know how much force you are entitled to use or you may find yourself facing criminal charges.

Whether you are writing a full-blown scene about a violent attack or have the need to actually protect yourself, knowledge is the key.

Learn the most important things you can do to defend yourself at the January meeting.

I will mail out a complete agenda before the meeting, however I felt it was important to clarify the meeting date as it is different from the usual meeting date.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Geri Manchester

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Mavens @ Open Door: Dec 4

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November Meeting

SINC: Mavens Meeting

November 19, 2016 – 10:30

Bethlehem Public Library

Board Room

There will be a Steering Committee Meeting prior to the regular meeting at the Village Butcher at 9:30 am

 Prompt group from June: Talk about a mystery that has occurred in your life. Start the story a bit before the event and go through the future consequences  Was the mystery ever solved?

 Meeting dates for next year Please note the dates:

January 14, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 10 and July 15.

Vote on slate for next year: If you want an absentee ballot, please let Eleanor know via email.

Program

Jenna Kendrick-Scrivener Workshop

 

 

Upcoming Member events:

 Dec 17th–Holiday Party

Catherine Bruni – November 3, Book House 7 – 8

Carol Pouliot – November 10, Book House 7 – 8

Sunday, December 4 at the Open Door Book Shop: 12 – 1:30. Signing.

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.