The Greater St. Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime is dedicated to helping every writer achieve the dream of publication. It is a place for men and women to find camaraderie and encouragement. Our main goal is to create an active, non-competitive atmosphere for writers, readers, and other lovers of the mystery genre.
Have Your Picture Taken with Sara Paretsky!
July 29, 2015--Founding sister of Sisters in Crime, Sara Paretsky will be speaking at the St. Louis County LIbrary HQ, 1640 South Lindbergh Blvd. on Wednesday, July 29 as part of the "We Love Bookstores" promotion of Sisters in Crime. All members are invited to attend. Be there by 6:30 p.m. for a fine bit of publicity for yourself and our chapter--not-to-mention hearing all about Sara's brand new V.I. Warshawski mystery, Brush Back.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 Self-Editing Tips, Tricks and Techniques With Mandy Schoen
During this program, freelance editor Mandy Schoen will share tips, tricks and techniques for revising your manuscript into a tighter, more engaging story. Topics will include point of view, characterization, showing and telling, proportion, pacing, dialogue, tension and more.
Mandy Schoen is a freelance editor and a senior acquisitions editor with Georgia McBride Media Group (home of Month9Books, Swoon Romance and Tantrum Books). She has edited over 50 books in a variety of genres including contemporary, romance, fantasy, thriller and horror. She earned a BA in History from St. Louis University (a major she chose for the stories, of course), and her JD from St. Louis University School of Law. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri with her husband and Boxer in a house full of books.
Kirkwood - AUGUST 27, 2015 - ST. LOUIS WRITER'S GUILD FREE WORKSHOP
All Day - Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road.
August is vacation month for SinC STL, so there will be no official meeting. However, we don't want you to miss a terrific FREE event sponsored by St. Louis Writers' Guild. Writers in the Park is a one day extravaganza of stimulating workshops with activities for children too. This year, for the first time , participants won't have to swelter outdoors. The event will be in air-conditioned comfort at the Kirkwood Community Center. The entire second floor will be dedicated to the event where nationally known speakers will be giving workshops. In addition, speakers will be teaching master classes (a fee is required to participate in a master class). Watch for more information.
About Chapter Meetings
Our meetings feature guest speakers who provide information on interesting topics. On those evenings where there is not a guest speaker or where the speaker finishes early, we have open readings, discussions on writing issues, networking, or a book discussion. Past meetings have included presentations on marketing, how to conduct interviews, K-9 police, the world of indie publishing, and more.
We hope to see everyone at our Upcoming 2015 meetings. Unless otherwise noted on the website, our meetings are held