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May 5th Mtg: The View from Undercover!

SinC_May_5_2014_Mtg**Please Note: The May meeting is an unusual day, a Monday, early in the month, and we’re meeting in the Second Floor meeting room.

Check out the view from undercover!

We’re excited to hear from Michael Dorto, the highest rank of detective in the NYPD’s Major Case Squad. He spent many years working undercover in organized crime, infiltrating the Gambino crime family, and now with Major Crimes, he’s involved with kidnappings, arts and antiquities theft, and major thefts (over 1 million dollars).

Going undercover to bring down a mob operation, Michael Dorto knows the challenges and rewards of working from the inside. Get up close and personal, and hear about the high-dollar, high-profile cases that end up being “Major.”

Also, there’s still time to register for the writing workshop with Donald Maass on June 7th! Contact Catherine at: cmaiorisi– at- gmail (dot] com for more information.

 

Write Your Breakout Novel with Help from Donald Maass on June 7, 2014!

Donald-MaassWe’ve finalized the details of our all-day seminar, so registration is now open for this intensive workshop on Writing the Breakout Novel with Donald Maass!

Visit our Special Events page for more information and the registration form, and we look forward to seeing you there!

April 16th Mtg: The Future is Now with E-Zines

43A9When magazines met the World Wide Web, a new market was born for e-zines (or magazines in purely electronic format). We’re delighted to have expert guests, all multitasking editors and crime authors in their own rights, who’ll discuss how these publications work, what they feature, and what opportunities this unique form offers both writers and readers.

Jack Getze, owner and fiction editor of Spinetingler Magazine

Joseph R.G. DeMarco, publisher and editor-in-chief of Mysterical-E

Todd Robinson, editor-in chief and graphical designer of Thuglit

We’re meeting, as usual, on the third Wednesday of the month at the Jefferson Market Library branch of the NYPL. Our meet-and-greet begins at 6pm, with chapter programming from 6:30-7:45pm, and an optional dinner nearby to follow.

Browse the virtual racks and bring your questions!

 

Additional Scheduling Notes: Our next meeting will be held unusually on a Monday, May 5th, with a detective specializing in crimes worth over a million dollars. See more details at our Chapter Meetings page.

Also, stay tuned for details of our full-day workshop with Donald Maass on Saturday, June 7th! This will be available to members and non-members. See more details (with much more to come) at our Special Events page, where you can also help us with advance planning by letting us know your interest.

March 19th Mtg: The TSA Revealed!

March-NYSinC-MtgPaul Stoler, TSA Senior Expert Security Training Instructor will tell us about the agency’s mission, scope, personnel, and policies. Come get answers to all those questions you’re too afraid to ask out loud in the line for the X-Ray machines and metal detectors!

Reminder: It’s time to pay your annual chapter dues if you haven’t yet, and many thanks if you have.

We’re meeting, as usual, on the third Wednesday of the month at the Jefferson Market Library branch of the NYPL. Our meet-and-greet begins at 6pm, with chapter programming from 6:30-7:45pm, and an optional dinner nearby to follow. See more details and directions at our Chapter Meetings page. Hope to see you there!

Feb. 19 Chapter Mtg: Agent Jessica Faust!

MS-into-BookWondering how to take the next step in turning that manuscript into a book? As owner and literary agent at BookEnds, Jessica Faust prides herself on working closely with her authors to make their goals come to fruition. Jessica Faust of will discuss what’s selling and to whom, and candidly answer questions from you!

We’re meeting, as usual, on the third Wednesday at the Jefferson Market Library branch of the NYPL. Our meet-and-greet begins at 6pm, with chapter programming from 6:30-7:45pm, and an optional dinner nearby to follow. See more details and directions at our Chapter Meetings page. Hope to see you there!

Jan. 15, 2014 Chapter Mtg: Open Mic Night!

Open-Mic-NightWe’re dying to hear what’s new (or old)!

It’s time again for our popular, annual opportunity to read 5 minutes of work, whether published or in-process, to supportive Sisters. Listeners are very welcome, too, but readers should note, we do time the readings to make sure we get to everyone.

If you’d like to read, please RSVP to Peggy: pehrhart At sprynet plus the dot and also the com.

We begin assembling at the Jefferson Market branch of the NYPL at 6p, with the program running from 6:30-7:45p. As always, there’s more information at the Chapter Meetings page.

Reminder: RSVP This Week for Our Holiday Party!

We’re finalizing our Naughty & Nice list this week, so if you’d like to join us at La Luncheonette for our always-popular winter festivities, don’t wait!

See more details about our $10 Secret Santa exchange and how to RSVP at our Chapter Meetings page.

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