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Welcome to the Triangle, North Carolina Chapter of Sisters In Crime
The mission of Sisters in Crime is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.
Judy Hogan has published eight mystery novels, the newest being Tormentil Hall: The Eighth Penny Weaver Mystery. In April 2017 Grace: A China Diary, 1910-16, which she edited and annotated, was published by Wipf and Stock, and she has published seven volumes of poetry with small presses, including, Those Eternally Linked Lives (2018). Her papers and over 40 years of extensive diaries are in the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University. She was founding editor of Carolina Wren Press, 1976-1991. In 1990-2001 she worked on Sister City exchanges with Russian writers in Kostroma. She has taught creative writing since 1974 and lives and farms in Moncure, N.C., near Jordan Lake. Visit her blog post here.
The Triangle Chapter meets monthly on the second Saturday based on the schedule posted below. Meetings start at 1:30 PM, unless otherwise noted, at the Durham South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Avenue, Durham. Guests are welcome. Click HERE for Google map directions to the library.
March 9 The Many Hats of a Policewoman
Karen Boyd will share her experiences from 23 years with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office in Winston-Salem, where her functions included Patrol/K9, School Resource Officer, and Polygraph Examiner. As a Detective Sergeant, her primary responsibility was sex crimes and crimes against students. She's also been an instructor in law enforcement at Davidson County Community College, and recently became the Assistant Chief of Public Safety for Salem Academy and College.
April 12 (Note -->this is a FRIDAY) Tour of the Durham PD Use-of-Force simulator. Chapter members-only ticketed event. Invitations and details to follow.
May 18. Jump-Start Your Writing all-day workshop, featuring award-winning authors Mary Anna Evans and Michael Malone. 9-4:30 at Western Wake Tech in Cary. Details to follow.
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March 14-17, 2019 ● Boca Raton, Florida
The Florida Chapter of MWA’s annual conference for mystery, suspense, and thriller writers.
Virginia Festival of the Book: CrimeWave
March 20-24, 2019 • Charlottesville VA
Murder and Mayhem in Chicago 2019
March 23, 2019 • Chicago IL
MMC is a one-day event featuring some of Chicago’s top mystery/crime writers and a few of their friends, too.
Left Coast Crime 2019
March 28-31, 2019 • Vancouver, British Columbia
2019 Edgar Symposium and Awards
April 24-25, 2019 • New York NY • Grand Hyatt Hotel
Malice Domestic 2019
May 3-5, 2019 • Bethesda MD
The annual "fun fan" convention in metropolitan Washington, D.C. salutes the traditional mystery—books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie.
Maine Crime Wave 2019
May 31-June 1, 2019 • Portland ME
Special guests and more details will be announced soon .
June 7-9, 2019 • New Orleans LA
A conference for fans of true crime. CrimeCon brings the genre we love to life through immersive experiences, incredible guests, and nerdy deep-dives into tactics and cases. Add the world's best true crime podcasters and sprinkle in some surprise mystery and intrigue--and you've got CrimeCon weekend.
California Crime Writers
June 8-9, 2019 ● Culver City, California
CCWC offers four tracks of curriculum for the mystery writer: writing craft, industry/business, law enforcement, forensics and marketing. Each track features eight panels and/or workshops.
July 9-13, 2019 ● New York, NY
Thrillerfest is the premiere conference for thriller enthusiasts, bringing together famous authors and new ones along with industry professionals, agents, and fans.
Right here in Raleigh, August 1-4, 2019, at the Sirchie Compound. Law enforcement training, products, forensics.
August 2-4, 2019 ● Parsippany NJ
New Jersey’s biggest little mystery conference, Deadly Ink. Sheraton Parsippany Hotel.
Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival
August 10, 2019 ● Suffolk VA
Held at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, this one-day festival will showcase multiple bestselling mystery, suspense, romance, paranormal, horror and women's fiction authors who will participate in book signings, fan meet & greets and readings.
August 15-18, 2019 • Pittsburgh PA
The summertime destination for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related materials, PulpFest seeks to honor the pulps by drawing attention to the many ways these throwaway magazines have inspired writers, artists, film directors, software developers, and other creators over the decades.
Killer Nashville 2019
August 22-25, 2019 • Franklin TN
Killer Nashville features nine breakout sessions for intense smaller group interaction, an authors’ bar (free for hotel guests), a moonshine and wine tasting, free agent/editor roundtable pitch sessions, a mock crime scene designed by special agents and other law enforcement professionals, cocktail receptions, the Guest of Honor Dinner and Awards Banquet, film previews, and live music performances.
Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference
August 22-25, 2019 • Corte Madera CA
This conference has a strong tradition of great authors and teachers. Mystery writers learn all the clues to a successful writing career. Editors, agents, and publishers share with participants what they need to know to get published. Authors offer classes on setting, dialogue, suspense and point of view. Panels of detectives, forensic experts, and other crime-fighting professionals provide invaluable information that allows writers to put realism into their work.
Creatures, Crimes & Creativity 2019
September 13-15, 2019 • Columbia MD
Our purpose is to gather readers and writers of mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal. It will present three days of panels and workshops of interest to both writers and fans. We will all dine together and hear presentations from our key note speakers.
Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival
September, 20-22, 2019 • Stirling, Scotland
The best of Scottish crime fiction featuring scores of authors.
September 25-29, 2019 • St. Petersburg FL
The Novelists, Inc. conference is a unique experience that brings together multi-published, multi-genre authors who publish traditionally, independently, or both. The speakers are selected from the top echelons of the industry and the conversations rise far and above what you'll experience anywhere else. Come discover the latest tools, maximize your publishing relationships, hone effective strategies, exploit opportunities, and rocket your career to the next level!
SinC Into Great Writing! Workshop 2019
October 30, 2019 • Dallas TX
Wednesday, October 30th - one day prior to Bouchercon. Fly in early and join us for an afternoon workshop.
October 31-November 3, 2019 • Dallas TX
New England Crime Bake
November 8-10, 2019 • Location TBD
The New England Crime Bake is the premier conference for writers and lovers of crime writing in New England, jointly sponsored by the New England chapters of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, Crime Bake is a learning experience and a networking opportunity.