Open to writers of all genres, and to all readers! Drop in to our free writing/reading-related programs one Sunday afternoon a month at the High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main Street, High Point, NC 27262 (map), from 2-4pm. Doors open at 1:30.
Sunday June 25 (2-4pm, High Point)
Informal sharing time among published and not-yet-published members and visiting guests to help each move toward her or his writing goals, get tips, ask for advice or info if wanted, and/or share any good news relating to one’s own writing, publishing, or marketing!
- Nominations open for officers (terms begin September)
- Call for Volunteers to lend a hand in any task or function, large or small, that will assist in any way with some of our many Programs and Behind-the-Scenes efforts, helping to advance members’ writing and publishing goals, no matter what genre or gender — despite our seemingly delimiting name: Murder We Write Triad Chapter of Sisters in Crime
Sunday July 16 (2-4pm, High Point)
WRITER’S HOW-TO: CREATE CONFLICT IN SCENES, ACTION, DIALOGUE, POV
Presentation to all writers by career book editor and past college instructor Chris Roerden, author of a game + 11 books, including DON’T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION (Benjamin Franklin Award; Florida Writers Assn. Best Instructional Book + Royal Palm Award) and DON’T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY (Agatha Award; Writers Digest Book Club selection).
Sunday, August 5 (11:30am-2:00pm, Archdale)
ANNUAL WRITERS NETWORKING LUNCH
Rancho Family Restaurant
10463 N. Main St., Archdale NC
(from High Point Library, stay on Main Street, drive 5 miles south)
(from I-85, Exit 111, drive 1 mile northwest, i.e. toward High Point)
Thomas Dew, Courtroom Evidence Specialist and graphic artist, will demonstrate and discuss the graphic evidence he has given in more than 30 murder trials on behalf of District Attorneys in NC (and elsewhere)—most recently the notorious Peterson trial. Anticipating a good crowd, we’re renting a large private dining room and will acquire a projector ...unless a member has access to one? The prices are so low for large lunches that we may ask all attendees to add a small contribution toward room rent: probably $5 each—to be voted on at our June 25 B&B. By early July we’ll let you know exactly how to reserve your seat at the tables. Also, our published authors are invited to Greet-Meet-Sign’n’Sell their books!
Saturday September 9 (10:00am-5:00pm, Winston-Salem)
WINSTON-SALEM BOOKMARKS LITERARY FESTIVAL
Murder We Write will be hosting a booth at the Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem. Our published members will be there, signing books and chatting about the business. Everyone is invited! Visit BookmarksNC.org for more information.
Sunday September 17 (2-4pm, High Point)
30TH ANNIVERSARY / 14TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
All readers and writers of any genre or gender are invited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Sisters in Crime and the 14th Birthday of its Triad NC Chapter Murder We Write, Sunday, September 17. Free cake and lemonade from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the High Point Library. Meet our panel of 3 authors of 50 romantic suspense novels and hear how they write and market this popular genre. Learn of all the other free programs coming up this fall, enjoy getting books signed, and--for writers--talk one-on-one with a professional editor about your own writing plans. Appointments and additional information are online at MurderWeWrite.org.