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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Ringing in the New Year!

THURSDAY-JANUARY 24.
Welcome to the first meeting of 2019 from 7-9 pm on the fourth Thursday 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)

Our speaker will be Kenny Scala, child abuse detective with the St. Louis County Police Department.  He'll talk about what he does, walk us through one of his biggest cases, and do a Q&A.

Wednesday. December 12, 6-9 p.m.  holiday party and wrapped book exchange at the home of President Amis filled us with holiday cheer. Mary Hickey and Gloria Bratkowski are awash in smiles and holiday wrapping paper.

See more pictures in our gallery from the pull-down menu under "Events."

 

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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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January 22 -  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.)
January 22 - 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.)
January 29 -  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.)
January 29 - 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.)

February 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.)
February 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.)

Monday - February 11 -  7:00 p.m. Thriller writers Tim Johnston & B.A. Shapiro appear at St. Louis County library HQ.

February 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.)
February 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.)
February 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.)

February 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.)

 

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

 

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.)
 
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 Unless otherwise noted below, 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.
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July: Possible ice cream social.  Details to follow.
August: no meeting—summer break! 
September 26
October 24—How to Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party—location TBD.
November 21st (NOTE: third Thursday) from 7-9 PM at the Grand Glaize library, meeting room 2.  National Novel Writing Month Write-In.
December: Holiday party.  Look for details in the December newsletter.