Mystery writer and Southern humorist Cathy Pickens will be the featured speaker at an Archdale, North Carolina lunch event hosted by Murder We Write (MWW), the Triad NC chapter of national writers’ organization Sisters in Crime.
You don’t have to be a crime writer to attend. You don’t even have to be a sister.
The date of Cathy Pickens’ presentation is Saturday, August 18, 2018, starting at 11am*. The location is Rancho’s Restaurant, 10463 N Main Street, Archdale NC.
Cathy Pickens is a frequent panelist at mystery conventions and conferences, speaking on topics ranging from Southern mysteries to classic true crime stories to the use of poisons. Her articles on the craft of writing have appeared in several anthologies, including How I Got Published, Now Write! Mysteries, and Sisters in Crime’s Writes of Passage edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan.
Southern Fried, her first Avery Andrews mystery novel, won the 2003 St. Martin’s Press / Malice Domestic Award for Best New Traditional Mystery. Romantic Times Book Club magazine reviewers named it one of the Best First Mysteries for 2004. She has since written four more mysteries — Done Gone Wrong, Hog Wild, Hush My Mouth, and Can’t Never Tell — all set in South Carolina. On the nonfiction side, she has also written Charleston Mysteries (History Press 2007), a mystery walking tour of Charleston, South Carolina.
During 2010-2011, Cathy was national president of Sisters in Crime, and a national board member of Mystery Writers of America. She is a founding member and president of the Mecklenburg Forensic Medicine Program, an evidence collection/preservation training collaborative. She is the true crime columnist for Mystery Readers Journal.
To reserve your seat in advance, you may pay the $5 admission fee by credit card via MurderWeWrite.org, or by cash or check at the writing group’s July 22, 2018 meeting (held at the High Point Library), or in-person $6 cash upon arrival at the restaurant August 18. The only other cost to attend is what you choose to order for your own lunch from Rancho’s modestly priced menu.
Murder We Write, one of the regional chapters of Sisters in Crime, is based at the High Point Library and serves the western half of North Carolina. In addition to this annual Networking Lunch and Special Program, the chapter offers 10 programs a year for writers at the High Point Library, free and open to all.
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Source: Chris Roerden, Murder We Write
*Ed. Note: Originally published June 29, 2018. Updated July 18, 2018 with new event time.