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 2018!

                                                                                

 
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Next Monthy meeting

Saturday - February 23 - 10: a.m. - Noon. 

Have you ever given a character a tough backstory they’re still overcoming as adult?  Have you wondered what psychological scars might be left behind by foster care, abuse, neglect, or loss of a parent too young?  Social worker and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Grace Lester will help us understand how childhood traumas effect the people we become. 

This meeting is at the Grand Glaize library. 1010 Meramec Station Road, Manchester, MO 63021. 314-994-3300 (Off Big Bend just east of 141) Optional lunch out to follow.

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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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Wednesday - February 20 - at 7:00 p.m. Detective Lennox mystery writer Charles Finch appears at St. Louis County Library HQ.

Saturday - February 23 - 10: a.m. - Noon. Monthly meeting is at the Grand Glaize library.  Optional lunch out to follow.

February 26 -  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.)
February 26  - 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.)
 
Monday - March 4 -  7:00 p.m. Political Suspense writer Steve Berry  appears at St. Louis County library HQ.
 
March 5 -  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.)
March 5 - 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.)
 
Wednesday - March 6 -  7:00 p.m. True crime writer P.R. Keefe  appears at St. Louis County library HQ.
 
March 12 -  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.)
March 12 - 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.)
 
Friday - March 15 -  7:00 p.m. Suspense writer C.J.Box  appears at St. Louis County library HQ.
 
March 19 -  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.)
March 19 - 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.)
March 26 -  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.)
March 26 - 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.)
 
 
 
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 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)
 
Speakers this year include a chemist (poisons both historical and current!), an attorney, a medical professional, a detective, and an author (craft talk).  More details as speakers select their preferred dates. 
 
January 24
SATURDAY, February 23rd from 10 AM - noon at Grand Glaize library in meeting room one. Lunch at 1356 Public House in Ballwin (two blocks from the library) after the meeting for those interested. Grace Lester, Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 
March 28: David Mills, Criminal Investigator for the U.S. Coast Guard
April 25: Writing Prompts by Gary
May 23: Poisons with chemist Kristen VonGruben (send me your questions and requests!) 
June 27: Writing Prompts by Gary
July 25: Ice cream social
August: no meeting
September 28: Digital Forensics or Medical speaker (possible Saturday meeting if February goes well) 
October 24: How to Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party
November 21: NaNoWriMo Write-in (3rd Thursday)
December 12: Holiday Party (2nd Thursday)