Murderous March Writers & Readers Confab

Mavens of MayhemMurderous March Writers & Readers Confab

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.

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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.

January Meeting: CANCELLED!

Mavens of Mayhem

DUE TO WEATHER ADVISORY WE ARE CANCELLING!

Mavens of Mayhem, Sisters In Crime
January Monthly Meeting
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
11 AM
Community Room
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Featured Speaker: Robert Knightly
My Perspective on Police Shootings

Mr. Knightly joined the New York City Police Department in 1967. For most of the next 20 years he patrolled the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan as patrol officer and sergeant, except for stints as speech writer, Police Academy Instructor and lawyer within the Department. He was a Patrolman during the time of the Knapp Commission investigation into police corruption and after, in the Department’s Post-Knapp revival. He knew the reformer Frank Serpico and the notorious ‘Prince of the City’, Robert Leuci. He was on the streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn on July 13, 1977, when the lights went out all over the city triggering a night and a day of looting, recounted in “The Bronx Is Burning”.

In 1989, Mr. Knightly joined the New York City Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, as a trial lawyer. For the next 18 years, he worked in the Manhattan and Queens County Criminal Courts. Born and raised in New York City, he relocated to Albany, New York in 2007. He now practices in the Criminal and Family Courts of Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga Counties…and writes fiction.   robertknightly.blogspot.com

December Meeting: Holiday Party!

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Join us for the Holiday Party at the December meeting: let Eleanor know what you’re planning to bring!

December 16th
Beginning 10.30am
Bethlehem Public Library

November Meeting! #SinC

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NOVEMBER 11 10.30 Bethlehem Public Library (Note: 2nd Saturday!)

The November meeting is important because we are voting on officers: we cannot continue as a chapter if we do not have officers. Volunteer today to do your part. Learn by doing! Develop leadership skills! Run for treasurer!

NaNoWriMo Write-in from 11-3: Join the fun!

December meeting will be on the 16th.

October 21st Meeting

Jenny Milchman

September 23rd Meeting

428255_323596564366286_1483893728_nThe Mavens of Mayhem Chapter of the Sisters in Crime will hold its next meeting at 11AM on September 23rd at the Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar.  The speaker will be Eleanor Kuhns who is the 2011 winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel competition. She  received her master’s in Library Science from Columbia University, and is currently the Assistant Director at the Goshen Public Library in Orange County, New York.  The topic is Genre Bending and will consist of  an interactive program on popular genres answering the question:

  Why do librarians put MY books in such crazy categories?

  What is a genre? What is not?

  How is a genre determined?

  And what about the books that bend the genres?

The interactive aspect should appeal to librarians, writers and readers.  Everyone is invited.