February Meeting

Mavens of MayhemATTENTION ALL MAVENS

• February 18th, 2017

• 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 9:15 AM. We have a number of important Chapter issues to discuss.

The February meeting for Mavens of Mayhem Chapter of Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers will be held on February 18th, 10:30 AM with Program starting at 11:00 AM, Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY.

Our speaker is Officer Brett McLaughlin of the NYS University Police at U/Albany. His topics will cover personal safety, 911 calls and risk reduction.

If you are considering using a disappearance as a launching pad for your next mystery story then you’ll want to hear Officer Brett McLaughlin give authentic details about these important issues His talk will outline how to make 911 call and cover the real steps to take when someone’s life is at risk.

Learn the most important action or actions to take when you discover the child you left in the car for just a second is missing, or your elderly father stricken with Alzheimer’s has disappeared for hours, or your girl friend who went jogging this morning has not returned. Is it true that the first 48 hours are the most crucial?

Bring in your best mystery scenarios with all your questions on how to set up a valid and accurate depiction of the real thing. Why spend hours on Google researching various possible situations when you can ask an experienced authority.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Geri Manchester

Also!

Special Program at the Main Central  Library:

5 Easy Pieces: Mystery Writing Workshop
Saturday, Feb 25  | 10:30-11:45 AM
Maven, Mystery Writer & Author M.E.Kemp talks about the five components of writing a mystery, whether fiction or nonfiction. If you think in terms of these components writing a mystery becomes much easier. Bring paper and pen for notes.
The author’s books will be available for sale and signing.
Register Here

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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December 17 – Monthly Meeting

Holiday Party – December 17 10:30 am – Featuring Murder!

Join the fun!  A Murder Mystery will take place in our midst with a cast of characters from among the party goers.  Who dun it?    Was it the butler or the long lost heir?  You follow the clues and expose the murderer.

All are welcome, spouses and friends, to share in holiday food and drink.

The business meeting will take place at 10:30 with the party to follow at 11:00.  See you there at the Bethlehem Library.  Happy Holidays!

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.

October Meeting

Mavens of Mayhem Meeting

October 15, 2016

Bethlehem Public Library: Board Room

Program: Elaine Isaak – ten mistakes I made so you don’t have to!

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

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Meeting dates for next year so far:

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

Upcoming Programs

Nov 19th–Jenna Kendrick-Scrivener Workshop

Dec 17th–Holiday Party

Upcoming Member events:

Catherine Bruni – November 3, Book House 7 – 8

Carol Pouliot – November 10, Book House 7 – 8

Updated list of conferences – new additions asterisked

·      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 *

August Meeting

Mavens of MayhemMavens Meeting

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