Saturday Afternoon with Sisters in Crime on Dec. 5th, 2015!

lion-wreath-nyplFour local members will be sharing their works at a free public reading at the New York Public Library’s 67th Street branch at 2pm on Saturday, December 5th, 2015. Come in from the scrum of the shopping crowds and join authors Cathi Stoler, Laura Joh Rowland, Catherine Maiorisi and Cynthia Benjamin. You can get off your aching feet and support your Sisters, all while encouraging lively public venues for crime writing. What a holiday bonus!

Also, if you haven’t RSVP’d to our 12/16 holiday party and dinner, check out the details on the post below or at our Meetings page–jingles!

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 Nov. 18th: Master of Mystery Lee Child

lee-childGet tips from Lee Child, author of over 20 novels in the internationally bestselling Jack Reacher series. Come engage in dialogue on the writer’s craft, on series, building a career, and even what it’s like to see your character played by Tom Cruise!

We’re meeting as usual at the Jefferson Market Public Library, and the program begins by 6:30p (meet and greet starts at 6p). For more info about the location, schedule, and other events, check out our Meetings page.

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!

Mtg Sept. 16th, 2015: Published? Congrats! Now the Real Work Starts!

Book-Promo-We_Can_Do_It!Come hear literary publicist Julie Schoerke of JKS Communications, a “team of professionals who specialize in media relations, new-model book tours, social networking, online visibility, book trailer production and website development specifically for the book publishing industry.”

It can seem that as soon as an author has crested the obstacles to seeing her book published, she encouters a whole new set of hurdles to getting it into the hands of readers. Julie will help us understand the mystery book market and the challenges to becoming a winner. She will demystify the role of the publicist, providing tips, tools, and resources to help you stand out from the crowd, whether you’re on the traditional or indie publishing path.

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

Don’t miss this terrific and inspiring program–Book Promotion: We Can Do It!

See You in September!

Reading-on-the-beachOur chapter of Sisters in Crime doesn’t meet during July or August, but we’ll all be together again in a month! Be sure to note all the dates and location details for the next season from our Meetings page. If you scroll down, you can get a taste of what’s in store by exploring our fantastic previous programs. This upcoming year will be just as great, so stay tuned!

See you at the library on September 16th, and until then, hope you’ve had a relaxing summer and the chance to enjoy it with a great read!

Party June 16th, 2015: Kick Up Your Heels With Us!

Vintage-CowgirlWe’re celebrating another great chapter year at Cowgirl Restaurant, 519 Hudson (at W. 10th Street). Note: this get-together’s on a Tuesday and leaves the corral at 6:00p.

We have the party room booked, and the chapter will supply the chips and salsa…guacamole, too! You can order from the regular menu, and there are vegetarian options available as well as a handy cash bar.

We always have a wonderful time socializing and recapping the year with our siblings and officers.  If you’d like to kick up your heels with us, to make sure we have the right numbers for seating and staffing, please RSVP to Cathi at iesa [aT] aol -dot- com.

See you there!