We're back at our Rochester meeting place for October and we'll remain at that location through the winter. Join us at the Legacy at the Parklands in Chili at 1pm where Murder on Ice member Linda Silvestri will give a presentation about her recent experience at the Writer's Police Academy.
We're traveling to Niagara County for our September meeting. We'll be at The Winery at Marjim Manor located at 7171 East Lake Road (Route 18) Appleton, NY 14008 at our usual time of 1pm.
Our speaker will be Lawrence M. Eggert, retired Chief of Police of Lockport, NY. Lawrence is currently an Adjunct Professor with both Buffalo State College and Erie Community College instructing on such topics as Police Administration/Leadership. deviant behavior, various legal courses, and corrections. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, he has over 30 years of experience in police training.
Our own Lissa Redmond will be the speaker at our August meeting. Lissa will talk about the Vidocq Society of which she is a member. The Vidocq Society was founded in 1990 in Philadelphia to allow like minded professionals a venue in which to discuss and debate real life crimes and mysteries. They became law enforcement's premier cold case consulting group, providing assistance, support and expertise to agencies in need of help.
In addition, this meeting will be your last opportunity to nominate officers for the Executive committee. If you cannot attend, please forward any nominations to any member of the current executive committee (Barbara Early, Kathleen J. Kaminski, Alice Loweecey, or Deborah Bessey Benjamin) at some point before the August meeting. Voting will occur in September.
The August meeting will be at our usual Rochester location, Legacy at the Parklands in Chili, at 1pm.
Join us for our July Meeting as we have a picnic in the Buffalo area. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. We will still have our regular meeting, so be ready to learn and share!
For details on location please ask us using the contact form.
With the support of the Sisters in Crime National Speakers Bureau our June meeting featured two workshops given by acclaimed author Jessica Lourey.
Jessica (Jess) Lourey is best known for her critically-acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries, which have earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter calling her writing "a splendid mix of humor and suspense." Jessica also writes sword and sorcery fantasy as Albert Lea and edge-of-your-seat YA adventure as J.H. Lourey, and is branching out into magical realism, literary fiction, and thrillers under her given name. She is a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology at a Minnesota college and a recipient of The Loft's 2014 Excellence in Teaching fellowship. When not teaching, reading, traveling, writing, or raising her two wonderful kids, you can find her dreaming of her next story.
10AM Writing Funny
According to Nathaniel Hawthorne, easy reading is damn hard writing. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to writing funny. Join author of the Lefty-nominated Murder-by-Month series' author Jess Lourey as she shares interactive exercises and field-tested practices for getting a laugh out of your reader, regardless of your genre or subject matter. This session covers comedic timing, tastes, and tips. Come with a sense of humor and something to write with and on.
1PM After the Idea: Write a Novel in 7 Steps (and 6 Months!)
You've got that golden idea for a book, the one that won't let you go, that embellishes itself as you walk around your day. How do you turn that good idea into a great novel, and what do you do with it after you write it? Join author of thirteen novels and college writing instructor Jessica Lourey for the answers. Participants will be shown how to go from idea to completed novel in seven steps and receive detailed information on cracking the world of publishing. This seminar has been taught by Jessica from New York City to San Francisco, and now it's coming to your neck of the woods!
This Saturday (May 7th). Audubon Library, Amherst, NY. 1pm. Free and open to the public.
Jeff Schober is our guest speaker for Murder on Ice, our local Sisters in Crime chapter. He wrote "The Bike Path Rapist" and now has a series of fictional crime books. He'll be speaking especially about the difference between writing true and fictional crime.
For more info: http://www.jeffschober.com/
The Audubon Library: 350 John J. Audubon Pkwy.
Amherst , NY 14228
"One mile north of the University at Buffalo North Campus on John James Audubon Parkway between North Forest Road and Dodge Road. We are in the same complex as the Amherst Police Station, Courthouse and Senior Center. Plenty of parking is available."
It's official. October is a crazy month for many of us. New books out. Blog and book tours. And our next scheduled meeting would take place just before Bouchercon. (Who is going?) So instead of having one monthly meeting on the first Saturday of the month, consider supporting our various members at signings and panels throughout the region. (And let the group know if you have an event scheduled!)
Tues, Oct 6th, 7pm at the Amherst NY Barnes and Noble. Panel: WNY Women of Mystery. Also book launch for FLORAL DEPRAVITY by Beverly Allen (Barb Early) and SECOND TO NUN by Alice Loweecey
Oct 8-11, Bouchercon in Raleigh
Sat, Oct 24, 1pm at the Dewitt Barnes and Noble (Syracuse). Signing with Alice Loweecey and Beverly Allen
Wed, Oct 28, 6-7:30pm at the Thompkins County Public Library (Ithaca). Panel discussion: SCARE TACTICS: creating villains, building suspense, and springing surprises on the reader. (P.m. Carlson is setting this up.)
We hope to have a shiny new flyer for our new chapter on hand to distribute to interested readers and writers who attend, so these events are also a good time to let others know about Sisters in Crime!
And our November meeting will be back at Legacy near Rochester!