Events

Holiday Party & Dinner on Monday, Dec. 5th

canstock4615562Get the (holiday) party started! Join your Sisters in Crime sibs for our annual Holiday Party & Dinner at Salam Restaurant, 104 W. 13th Street, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. $45 per person includes appetizers, choice of entrée (fish, meat, vegetarian or vegan), coffee or tea, soft drinks, wine and mixed drinks. The chapter is picking up the tax and gratuity.

Please RSVP by Friday, December 2nd to Stephanie Wilson-Flaherty at wilson136@aol.com. Send your advance check for dinner, made out to the NY-Tri State Chapter of Sisters in Crime to:

Stephanie Wilson-Flaherty
537 84th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209

If you’d like, you can also bring along a check in the amount of $35 for your 2017 dues.


Nov. 16th, Meet literary legal eagle, F. Robert Stein, & learn how to protect your work

19076Whether you’re signing with an agent, a publisher, or going the self-publishing route, Bob Stein’s legal expertise will help you decode the facts about contracts, copyright, and liability, as well as if and when you need a lawyer.

Bob spent 13 years early in his career thinking he was protecting the largest book publishers from voracious agents and from shiftless and irresponsible writers. Then he changed sides and has since spent 30 years trying to atone for his mistakes, protecting poor benighted writers from arrogant and uncaring conglomerate publishers.

Join us on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at the
New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch, 6th Avenue and 10th Street.
Meet and greet: 6:00 p.m. Program: 6:30—7:45 p.m.

Optional dinner follows.


Dramatic Question Theater Benefit Reading with Sisters in Crime

Please join Sisters in Crime in supporting the non-profit Dramatic Question Theatre at our upcoming reading
on Tuesday, October 27th.

Tickets are limited. So, purchase yours now at:
http://www.thedqt.org/dqt-benefit-reading-sisters-in-crime

DQT Benefit Reading: Sisters in Crime

Join the Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT) for a special event and reading featuring members of Sisters In Crime, an organization dedicated to the professional development of women crime writers.
The DQT is raising money to produce two new plays:
o IN THE NIGHT EVERYONE IS EQUAL by Erica Silberman
o THE SHOO-IN by Michael Mejias.
Readers from Sisters in Crime will include:
Triss Stein
Lori Robbins
Cathi Stoler

Where: People’s United Bank, 250 Park Ave, NYC
When: 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 27th (Social hour begins at 6:00, followed by readings.)
How much: Tickets are $20 (tax-deductible).
Seating is limited to 40 tickets, so get yours before the event sells out!
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The official website of the Dramatic Question Theatre.
thedqt.org

Editing Do’s & Don’ts from Mariah Fredericks on Oct. 19th

Meet Mariah Fredricks and learn how to be your own best editor.

img_0152-copyMariah Fredericks is the author of eight novels for young adults, including The Girl in the Park and Crunch Time, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. Her first mystery for adults, A Death of No Importance, will be published by Minotaur in 2018. The head copywriter for Book-of-the-Month Club for many years, she currently works as a freelance editor.

In an era when editors have less and less time to work on a manuscript, writers need to be their first and best editor. Yet it’s often hard for people to step back and see their story with fresh eyes. This talk will address how to read like a reader and not the writer, effective ways to find and cut the flab, the meaningless of “good,” and how to make the most of outside feedback,so you can be Your Own Best Editor.


Yahoo! It’s party time at SinC, June 6th 2016

Kick up your heels with us.

Celebrate another great chapter year
at Cowgirl Restaurant, 519 Hudson St. (at 10th St.)
on Monday, June 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

The chapter will supply the chips and salsa.
You can order from the regular menu, and
there are vegetarian options available.
There’s a cash bar as well.

So put on your party duds and join your sisters.
To make sure we have the right number,
please RSVP to Cathi at: iesa@aol.com

See you there!


Dec 16th: Holiday Party!

snowflakeJoin your local Sisters in Crime for our annual Holiday Party & Dinner at Salam Restaurant, 104 W. 13th Street, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $45 per person includes appetizers, choice of entrée (fish, meat, vegetarian or vegan), coffee or tea, soft drinks, wine and mixed drinks. The chapter is picking up the tax and gratuity.

Please RSVP by December 11th to Stephanie Wilson-Flaherty at wilson136 -AT~ aol [plus the dot) com. Send your advance check for dinner, made out to the NY-Tri State Chapter of Sisters in Crime to:

Stephanie Wilson-Flaherty
537 84th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209

If you’d like, you can also bring along a check in the amount of $35 for your 2016 dues and save a stamp!


Mtg Oct. 28, 2015: Women Crime Writers of the 1940s & 50s

WOMEN CRIME WRITERS: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 1950s, edited by Sarah WeinmanOctober’s NYSinC chapter meeting guest will be Sarah Weinman, editor of Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s. From her introduction to the boxed set:

The story of crime fiction in America has been largely understood as a male one. Starting with the terrifying tales of Edgar Allan Poe, moving to early “Great Detective” imitations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, on to the hardboiled tradition created and perfected by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, expanded to a mass audience by pulp paperback novels, and further refined and honed by the likes of David Goodis, Ross Macdonald, and Elmore Leonard.

That story, of course, is far from the truth. In fact, women were publishing crime fiction from close to its inception, with Metta Fuller Victor (The Dead Letter) and Anna Katherine Green (The Leavenworth Case) beating Conan Doyle to the detective punch in 1866 and 1878, respectively, and Carolyn Wells publishing her Fleming Stone series soon after. That women were always part of the tradition somehow got sanded over, whether by accident or willful design, even though they were always there, paving their own distinct pathways through the rules and tropes of the genre.

Our meeting begins at 6:30pm at the Jefferson Market Library. We encourage guests to join us for meetings and, if they wish, to come along for our optional neighborhood dinner afterwards. More details about the location and schedule are available at our Meetings Page.

Come join us for a fascinating evening and to learn how much things have really changed, or not, for modern female crime writers!