Monthly Meeting: 16 June 2018

murderous1Bethlehem Public Library: June 16th  

10:30 Business / 11:30 Programming

Discussion: “WHAT FANS LOVE & WHAT WE DON’T.”

 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.

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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.

TODAY: Murderous March!

Murderous 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 BaileyK.A. LaityRobert 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.

March Meeting 3/17: Radha Vatsal!

Don’t forget Murderous March
24th March at East Greenbush Library!

Radha Vatsal: ‘The Winding Path to Publication’

From idea to published novels, with tentative drafts, intense historical research, agent queries, and tense-change rewrites along the way.  What one writer learned about the writing process with all its ups and downs, and how getting published is just the beginning of a new stage. 

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Photo by Juliette Conroy

Radha Vatsal is the author of A Front Page Affair  (Library Journal’s Debut Mystery of the Month), and  Murder Between the Lines (Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books Of US Historical Fiction) set in WWI-era New York. She received her Ph.D. from the English Department at Duke University and her writing has appeared in the online editions of the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Smithsonian magazine. She is also co-editor of the Women Film Pioneers ProjectShe was born in Mumbai, India and lives in New York City.

Special guest for our March 17th Meeting:
Mavens of Mayhem (SinC) Monthly Meeting
Bethlehem Public Library
Business Meeting 10:30am
Open to the Public 11:00 am for Radha Vatsal

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

frankie bailey LAITY author photo robertknightly carol_pouliot_author

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.

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