By Mary “Angie” Harmon, Sisters in Crime Triad Chapter – Murder We Write
All readers and writers are invited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Sisters in Crime (SinC) writing group and the 14th Birthday of its Triad NC Chapter Murder We Write group, part of a year-long series of celebrations.
On Sunday, September 17, 2017, 2-5pm, join the celebration at the High Point Public Library, 901 N Main Street, in High Point, North Carolina. All are welcome to this free, public event. Doors open at 1:30pm.
- From 2pm until it’s gone, free cake and lemonade in the library’s ground floor lobby (food or drink not allowed in other areas of the library).
- From 2pm until 4pm, a panel of SinC Triad Chapter authors will present in the Morgan Room on the ground floor, “LOVE, DEATH & MONEY: Writing and Marketing Romantic Suspense and the Cozy.” Authors Lynette Hampton (writing as Agnes Alexander), Jane Tesh, and Victoria Gilbert have published more than 60 books between them.
- From 2pm to 5pm in the library ‘s ground floor lobby, the group will be offering to all writers, published and non-published,15-minute consultations (on a first-come/first-served basis) with 3 SinC Triad Chapter members: Forensic crime scene specialist Jacque Perkins, computer web designer Marc Fountain, and book editor (non-acquiring) Chris Roerden. Wherever you are in your writing process, bring your questions.
- From 4pm to 5pm in the library’s ground floor lobby: meet up to 8 of our published member-authors, chat one-on-one with each, have your books signed, pick up swag and helpful information to aid writers in writing, and much more!
This event is sponsored by Sisters in Crime and the High Point Library. More information may be found at www.murderwewrite.org.
Additional SinC events are included below.
Learn Your Options for Publishing Your Book
In addition to the special anniversary and birthday celebration, SinC is holding an author’s meeting (all welcome) for Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2-4pm.
Learn about multiple publishing options from Sisters in Crime members who’ve been self-published and/or traditionally published in a variety of genres. This free event is open to all writers and readers, and includes question-and-answer time. Also, attendees can learn practical information to guide you in your writing career.
Co-sponsored by Sisters in Crime and the High Point Library, this meeting takes place in the library at 901 N Main Street, High Point NC.
What Police Can And Cannot Do in Apprehending a Suspect
On Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2-4pm, this free writers event includes a presention by Dr. Robert Little, Professor of Criminal Justice and Department Chair, High Point University.
Learn Police principles in the use of force when dealing with a violent, combative criminal suspect at a crime scene, or while chasing/attempting to apprehend the combative felon.
Understand the major duties and tasks of the different personnel at a major crime scene:
- the uniformed officer who is the first responder,
- the detective assigned to the case, and
- the CSI technician (criminalist).
Bring to this informative exchange your questions about the law-enforcement situations occurring in your writing and get the right answers — which too many of today’s writers get just wrong enough to harm the credibility of their work and most likely its very publish-ability.
This free event is also held at the High Point Library, 901 N Main Street, High Point NC.