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. Emaileleanor.firstname.lastname@example.org, chapter president, to inquire about these volunteer roles.
Please share this with your writing and book club communities.
JULY FILM FEST:
“The Mystery of Agatha Christie with David Suchet” (2014, 56 min)
Saturday, July 21, 2018,
Meeting: 10:30 AM; Film: 11:30-12:30
Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054
Cool off with Maven pals at our July film-fest, this year featuring a wonderful documentary starring the embodiment of Chrisite’s Hercule Poirot, David Suchet. Program and popcorn are free and open to the public. Bring friends or make it a date!
David Suchet, TV’s Poirot, embarks “on a journey to learn more about the woman who created Poirot and whose books remain outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. . .He explores the close links between Christie’s extraordinary life and her work and discovers what it was about the woman from a small seaside town that allowed her to become the best-selling murder mystery writer in history.”
Rhonda Rosenheck will moderate a discussion focusing on readers’ and fans’ responses to mystery and crime literature. Questions will probe such topics as why we’re fans of the genres we love, what grabs us through a series, what turns us off from a character, and why we disdain some styles yet are drawn to others. Writers will be asked to participate as readers, and to listen deeply as sister readers open up about their real feelings.
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.
Writer Glen Writer Ebisch spoke about the importance of relationships in a mystery novel at the May 17th meeting of the Upper Hudson Chapter of SinC. The Mavens thank Glen for giving us a lot of great ideas to think about, including how having one changing relationship can add dynamism to a book. We wish him well on his new book, The Blank Canvas (Five Star, April 2014).