Past Events

Using What You Know (and What You’d Like to Know) To Write a Mystery

Where: Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant St, Woburn, MA
When: 02/03/2011

“Using What You Know (and What You’d Like to Know) To Write a Mystery” panel featuring Toni L.P. Kelner and...

Cozies on a Cold Winter Day

Where: Duxbury Public Library. 77 Alden Street Duxbury , MA
When: 02/07/2011

“Cozies on a Cold Winter Day” panel featuring:
Leslie Meier, Susan Oleksiw and Cynthia Riggs.

Death in Shorts

Where: Cheshire (CT) Public Library 104 Main Street Cheshire, CT
When: 03/03/2011

"Death in Shorts” panel featuring:
Steve Liskow, Alan D. McWhirter, Ruth McCarty, and Leslie Wheeler.

Workshop: In the Beginning with Anne LeClaire

Where: Boston College High School
When: 03/13/2011

Within the first page of a book much is revealed including a sense of voice, character, time and place. All else grows from those first words. A false step in the opening will reverberate throughout the manuscript. A well-crafted one will not only draw readers in but will foreshadow all...

Stealing from the Dead

Where: Hollis Social Library 2 Monument Square Hollis, NH
When: 03/29/2011

"Stealing from the Dead" panel featuring: Ruth McCarty, J. E. Seymour and Sarah Smith


Where: Portland, ME
When: 04/02/2011

     A head shot that is, at a fabulous free session with professional photographer William von Wenzel (SinCNE member Vicki Doudera's brother) at his studio, Focus Photography ( in Portland,...

"Murder in Shorts" panel/workshop

Where: Mystery on Main Street, 119 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
When: 04/10/2011

with Michael Nethercott, Leslie Wheeler, and Nancy Means Wright. This free workshop focusing on the mystery short story form is open to anyone interested in writing, in mysteries, and in the world of publishing.  Participants are encouraged to bring 1-2 pages of the opening of a mystery...

"It's a Mystery to Me"

Where: Stoneham Public Library, 431 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180, 781-438-1325
When: 04/28/2011

Panel with Gary Braver, Jeannine R. Reardon, Esq, and J.E. Seymour

"Death in Shorts Panel"

Where: Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453, 978-534-7522
When: 05/12/2011

With S.A. Daynard, Ruth McCarty, Barbara Ross, and Leslie Wheeler.  Learn how to plot, construct and populate the mystery short story from the light-hearted to noir.

May Open Reading Meeting

Where: 84 Lexington Avenue, Somerville, MA
When: 05/15/2011

May is the time for our always popular Open Reading meeting. All members are invited to come and read a few pages from a work in progress. Come, bring a tasty treat, read, listen to the work of others and spend time with your sisters and brothers in crime.

If you would like to...