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.

                             Congratulations to our members and their books published in 2019!

                                             

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Check out our latest blog at http://stlsinc.blogspot.com

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Gateway Con - 2019                                June-14-16
Our SinC members may attend the book fair and sell books at our book fair table without paying a fee. Admission to the book fair and parking at the Renaissance are free to everyone.

Sarahlynn and John along with Laine Boyd and Fedora Amis will be presenting a writers’ workshop session “I Love a Mystery, Part III: What Makes Mystery Irresistible?” at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. John Frain is our SinC representative to the Gateway Con planning committee for 2019. The conference, convention and book fair will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, 9801 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63134. 

http://www.stlwritersguild.org/

Here’s the latest word from John.

Once again, Sisters in Crime will play a significant role in Gateway Con. 

 
 
Attendance at the “Book Fair” portion of the conference is free.  Come see us Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

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Firat Row: Peter Green, Eleanor Sullivan, Fedora Amis
Sarahlynn Lester, Lea Braff, Elaine Abramson
Second Row: Laura Schmidt, Gary Miller, Gloria Bratkowski, Laine Boyd, John Frain
Taking the picture - Warren Martin

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June 11 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
June 11 - Tuesday - SESSION CANCELLED. Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
 
June 12 - Wednesday 7:00 p.m. St. Louis County Library Headquarters, Martin Walker who writes the Chief of Police mysteries.
 
June 14-16 Gateway Con at the St. Louis Airport Renaissance Hotel.  Sinc will be selling books and making friends for mystery.

June 18 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
June 18 - Tuesday - SESSION CANCELLED. 
Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
June 25 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
June 25 - Tuesday - 
Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
 
July 2 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
July 2 - Tuesday - 
Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
July 9 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
July 9 - Tuesday - 
Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
July 16 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
July 16 - Tuesday - Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
 
July 16 - Tuesday 7:00 p.m. St. Louis County Library Headquarters, Linday Castillo who writes the Kate Burkholder mysteries.
 
July 23 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
July 23 - Tuesday - 
Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
July 30 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
July 30 - Tuesday - 
Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
 
July 31 - Wednesday 7:00 p.m. St. Louis County Library Headquarters, Martin Clark who writes legal thrillers
 
 
 To discover upcoming very special events
Visit here often to find time and place
 
 Unless otherwise noted below, monthly meetings will take place from 7-9 pm on the fourth Thursday of the each month at the Grand Glaize branch of the St. Louis County Library, in meeting room 2.  1010 Meramec Station Road, Manchester, MO 63021. 314-994-3300 (Off Big Bend just east of 141)
 
June 14-16 Gateway Con at the St. Louis Airport Renaissance Hotel.  Sinc will be selling books and making friends for mystery.

July 6 - Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Clued Upp! Murder Mystery Event downtown. This is a live-action Clue game, where we walk around downtown St. Louis and solve a mystery.  

August: no meeting

September 21 - Saturday - Bookfest - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  at Euclid and Maryland.  Sisters and misters make friends for mystery and sell our own at the third annual bookfest sponsored by Left Bank Books and the Central West End Association.

September 26: Poisons with chemist Kristen VonGruben (send Sarahlynn your questions and requests!) 
October 24: How to Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party
November 21: NaNoWriMo Write-in (3rd Thursday)
*December 11: From 6-9 p.m. Holiday Party (*Note that this is the 2nd WEDNESDAY)