March Writing Prompt



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.


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.

July Meeting

SINC Mavens Meeting

July 16, 2016

Bethlehem Public Library – Community Room

Steering committee meeting at 9:00 am at the Village Butcher

The prompts group will meet at 10, prior to the regular meeting. Here is the prompt as proposed by Susan Whaley. (Sorry – no picture this time.) My favorite dish –

Minutes – Susan

Treasurer’s Report – Carol


Old Business

Shirts, tote bags and more – We will be finishing up the orders so if you plan to purchase a tote bag, t-shirt or sweatshirt bring cash or a check book.

mavens items

Don’t they look great?


We will now begin preparing the list of new books by our members. If you want to be included, please send me titles and, if you have them, covers. I AM WORKING ON THIS NOW. PLEASE EMAIL ME TITLES AND COVERS.

New Business

This year is the Maven’s tenth anniversary and SINC’s thirtieth.

Sign up for the picnic.

Program – Amy from Open Door Book shop

List of upcoming programs as I know it now. (thanks Linda)


Aug 27 – Schodack Landing, Riverfront Pavilion. Please note change in date. 11 am start. Schodack Landing is on 9 J 16 minutes south of Albany. Please let me know if you are coming and what you will bring. I will have a signup sheet at the next meeting.

Sept 24th–Albany Paranormal Society

Oct 15th–Elaine Isaak

Nov 19th–Jenna Kendrick-Scrivener Workshop

Dec 17th–Holiday Party

Monthly Meeting Reminder

photo (6)Same place, same time but with a few new opportunities:

10:00 am – Join the story prompts group.

10:30 am – Regular Business

11:00 am – Bob Krug, retired Colonie Police Officer will do a Q&A session. Have your questions ready!

After the meeting adjourns: New writers group hosted by Carol Pouliot and Geri Manchester

All at the Bethlehem Library on Saturday, March 19th.

Story Prompts

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.

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February Meeting

Mavens of MayhemSisters in Crime, Upper Hudson Chapter

Mavens Meeting

February 20, 2016

Bethlehem Public Library – Community Room


Join us for networking and discussion.

Have your say, Mavens!

What’s the word on the street?

Have you been to a crime conference and have a few stories or pictures to share? Are you obsessed with the latest crime series and want to tell us a little bit about why? Have you made an interesting discovery in your own writing process? Is there an author who’s been overlooked far too long that people need to know about (especially women writers)?

Write up a short blog post and be sure to include links to any relevant sites.  You can use the form or email web maven Kate.

Don’t forget that Mavens in good standing (i.e. who’ve paid membership) can always send news via the handy form here on the website.