SINC: Mavens Meeting
November 19, 2016 – 10:30
Bethlehem Public Library
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.
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.
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
Berkshire Women’s Writers – March TBA
• 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 *
We will have our regular Mavens Meeting at 11:am with Our Holiday Party following. We have invited the Romance Writers group and my Wednesday Writers Group, also we have invited our Speakers to come and join us. So I hope everyone signed up to bring some refreshments does so in abundance.
Now is the time for crime & mystery writers to head south: no, it’s not migration — it’s Bouchercon! Here’s the scoop:
Bouchercon is the world’s finest annual crime fiction event, bringing together more than 1,000 authors, fans, publishers, reviewers, booksellers, editors, and every other part of the community for a fantastic four-day event. This is our 46th year. We’re fan-based, and our fans attract more than 400 authors, from the biggest names to those who will be big tomorrow. Look at our Guests of Honor and our Attendees to see who is coming!
There’s a national Sisters in Crime breakfast meeting on Friday: you can learn a lot about the organization’s support system there. If you didn’t get on the schedule for it this time, keep it in mind for next year in New Orleans!