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

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

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.

Monthly Meeting: 19 August

Join us for our monthly meeting to brain storm and share what we're reading.
Bethlehem Public Library
10:30 Business (Members Only)
11:00 Open Discussion

Monthly Meeting: July 15

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It’s time for our monthly meeting: join us at the Bethlehem Public Library!

10:30 Business Meeting (members only)

11:00 General Meeting (public)

See you there!

Monthly Meeting: 15 April 2017

Mavens of MayhemSISTERS IN CRIME
Mavens of Mayhem Chapter Monthly Meeting
April 15, 2017 10.30
Community Room Bethlehem Public Library

NOTE: Steering Committee Meeting, 9:15 AM at the Village Butcher

Minutes – Susan Whaley
Treasurer’s Report – Carol Pouliot
Announcements
Old Business: Mavens Chapter flier

New Business:
President:     TBD
VP:        TBD
Sec        Susan Whaley
Treasurer:    Carol Pouliot

Planning:     Linda DeArroyo:
Linda Freedland

PR:        Donna (Facebook)
Kate Laity (website)

Member at Large: Donna and Debbie

Programs & Upcoming Member events:

11.00am Speaker for the April meeting is Amy Lane from the Open Door Bookstore. She is bringing new books for our Spring/Summer reading pleasure.

2017 DATES FOR MAVENS MEETINGS

May 20, June 10 and July 15

BE SURE AND CHECK YOUR E-MAIL FOR MONTHLY AGENDA OR
CHECK THE MAVENS WEB SITE FOR SPEAKER AND PROGRAM

Monthly Meeting: 14 Jan 2017

ATTENTION ALL MAVENS

•    January 14, 2017 (NOT 3rd Saturday due to conflicts)
•    10:30 AM Mavens of Mayhem Meeting
•    11:00 AM Program Presentation
•    Community Room
•    Bethlehem Public Library.
•    NOTE: The Steering Committee Meeting will meet at the Village Butcher at 9:30 AM

The January meeting for Mavens of Mayhem Chapter of Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers will be held on January 14th, 10:30 AM with Program starting at 11:00 AM, Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY.

Our speaker is John Mullins. John is a retired detective, a member of Cobleskill Writers and is writing his first mystery novel. I am taking his self-defense course being given in Duanesburg in January because I think it sounds terribly interesting. Especially because he goes beyond the physical part of self-defense and into psychological and legal aspects.

As you already know, the law protects your right to defend yourself, your property and others from attack. But it is important to know how much force you are entitled to use or you may find yourself facing criminal charges.

Whether you are writing a full-blown scene about a violent attack or have the need to actually protect yourself, knowledge is the key.

Learn the most important things you can do to defend yourself at the January meeting.

I will mail out a complete agenda before the meeting, however I felt it was important to clarify the meeting date as it is different from the usual meeting date.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Geri Manchester

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December 17 – Monthly Meeting

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!

Mavens @ Open Door: Dec 4

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November Meeting

SINC: Mavens Meeting

November 19, 2016 – 10:30

Bethlehem Public Library

Board Room

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.

Program

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.