Special Events

Saturday, June 7th, 2014:

Writing the Breakout Novel with Donald Maass, an all-day workshop

We’re delighted to offer an intensive, hands-on workshop from 9am-5pm with a master teacher and author!

Donald-MaassDonald Maass, a literary agent at The Donald Maass Literary Agency, sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas.  He is the author of The Career Novelist, Writing the Breakout Novel, Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook, The Fire in Fiction, and Writing 21st Century Fiction.  Mr. Maass presents writing workshops based on his books across the country. He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.

The cost to Sisters in Crime members is $60 for the workshop, which includes continental breakfast, two coffee breaks, and a box lunch. Non-members pay $100. It will be held in Greenwich Village near Union Square in Manhattan–the room number and address will be provided to participants.

To register, download whichever format of registration form you prefer, complete it, and mail your check to the address included. If you have any other questions, please e-mail Catherine Maiorisi cmaiorisi -AT – gmail, and don’t forget the dot and com.

Donald Maass 6-7-14 Workshop Registration (PDF format)

Donald Maass Workshop 6-7-14 Workshop Registration (Word doc format)


Bring your Work-in-Progress, and we’ll see you there!

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

The New York/Tri-State chapter of Sisters in Crime is proud to make our second appearance at the Brooklyn Book Festival .  Last year, this free literary fair sprawled around Brooklyn Borough Hall to draw 30,000 people to browse, listen, discuss, and buy books.  From the Vendors area, our chapter’s attending authors gave away publisher marketing materials, also selling and signing their titles.  We even sold 25 copies of the chapter’s own anthology over the course of the day.  For authors who want to meet readers who love and invest in local authors, this event, now in its fifth year, is incomparable.

Last year, in each of four 2-hour slots, we had up to three authors, plus a chapter rep with a cash box full of change, at our 8-foot canopied table.  We asked for a $20 contribution from those participating authors to help underwrite the table fee, and will do that again.  We’re still awaiting response from the BBF organizers about some particulars.  However, if you’re a member in good standing who’d like to participate, please e-mail clare2e – at- womenofmystery (dot) net with your preferred time slot(s): AM, Noon, Afternoon, PM.

The event will be held rain or shine, and flexibility may be required as we further bang out the schedule based upon the BBF’s replies.  This terrific, energizing event is well worth it, and we’re committed to having every interested chapter member participate!

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Our members have been invited to perform public readings of their work at the inagural Astoria/LIC International Film Festival. This event is, according to the founders and organizers “… the beginning of what we believe will be a long standing tradition of promoting new and emerging voices in film, fiction, spoken word and art. The festival will run from October 22 to October 24, 2010.  The festival will strive to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, filmmakers and fans, and will focus on offering great networking opportunities for its participants.  There will be film screenings, short story and script readings, panel discussions, and, of course, parties!”

Once we have more information about the venue’s location and the specific schedule, we’ll make an official call for participants, but do pencil in the date.  We’re excited to be invited to the launch of this event, and look forward to a great opportunity to interact with local readers, writers, and other creative artists.