Sisters in Crime (SinC), Upper Hudson Chapter (Mavens of Mayhem) is seeking new “Sisters and Misters” to help our chapter grow. We’re seeking committee members for monthly programming and the Murderous March Writers & Readers Confab. We also seek a treasurer, which includes a surprisingly low time-commitment despite its importance, and a social media/web maven.
Enjoy the best camaraderie by participating actively.
NEXT MEETING: JUNE 15TH, Bethlehem Public Library, 10:30
Our lively chapter, one of three in NYS, includes fans and writers — women and men who enjoy meeting, learning, and engaging around the craft, business, characters and field of mystery writing. Learn more and find our meeting schedule at www.upperhudsonsinc.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, chapter president, to inquire about these volunteer roles.
Please share this with your writing and book club communities.
The 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.
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!
April 9, 2016
Bethlehem Public Library – Board Room
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.
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.
Monthly meeting at Bethlehem Public Library, 10:30 am.
Please all Mavens have your nominee sheets filled out; voting is NEXT month. If you have not received a list of posts to be filled Donna will have them with me Saturday.
All those who went to Bouchercon and would like to share your experience, the meeting will be opened. Let us know what we missed by not attending.
Our speaker this Saturday will be K. A. Mitchell. the title of her workshop is “What happens when your imaginary friends stop talking to you”.
February 21: “S is for SEO: The Mystery of the Unfound Website.” Roger Lipera (Lipera Web Design & Consulting) will discuss how to make sure your Web site can be found on the Web and how social media can play a part in that. Mavens chapter meeting program, 10:30 am, Bethlehem Public Library.
February 28: “Homicidal Humor-Cozy Mysteries.” Maven Susan Sundwall, Schenectady Public Library, 10 am.
And looking ahead —
March 1: The Hudson Valley Writers Guild will sponsor a reading by three local authors on Sunday, March 1, at the Albany Public Library Washington Avenue Branch, 161 Washington Ave., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The authors who will read from their recent work are Elizabeth Gordon, (Maven) K.A. Laity and Keith Willis. The reading is part of a continuing series titled “Community of Writers.” The reading is free and open to the public.
March 21: “Every Crime Deserves Context.” UAlbany criminal justice professor and mystery writer Frankie Y. Bailey offers a brief overview of the evolution of American crime and justice.