The Los Angeles Sisters in Crime Chapter

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Speakers Bureau event – October 5, 2022 Camarillo

October 5, 2022
Camarillo Public Library
4101 Las Posas Rd.
Camarillo, CA
4 p.m.

The Writing Journey: Authors Discuss the Writing and Publishing Process

Sisters in Crime L.A. members Mary Marks, Dorothy Howell, Judith Ayn, Lida Sideris, Matt Coyle and moderator Anne Louise Bannon will share their writing and publishing expertise.

Speakers Bureau event – July 21, 2022

July 21, 2022
Studio City Library
Via Zoom; 6 p.m.

Mystery on the Menu: SinCLA Authors Discuss All Things Mystery

On Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 5p.m., the Studio City Library will host a Zoom panel of SinCLA authors who will discuss the mystery writing process. The featured authors are Beverly Graf, Linda O Johnston, Paula Bernstein, Ellen Byron, August Norman ,and moderator Jacqueline Vick.

To join the Zoom event, click the link below to register:

Make Time in Your Month for HOUSE ARREST!

Since June of 2020, the Speakers Bureau of Sisters in Crime/LA has brought together members of our Speakers Bureau, along with special guests, for a fun-filled night on Zoom every month called HOUSE ARREST. Experience readings and more as we celebrate and elevate female crime authors and those who support them. Watch the site for additional dates.

Sisters in Crime/LA Speakers Bureau Highlights for 2019

  • SISTERS IN CRIME PANEL FOR VENICE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE AND ANNUAL MEETING: Sisters in Crime/LA members Anne Louise Bannon, Ellen Byron, and Sarah M. Chen discussed “The Funny Side of Murder” as a panel as part of the Venice Friends of the Library Open House and Annual Meeting. This event was October 10th, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Venice Library Community Room, S. 501 Venice Blvd in Venice, with the panel beginning at 6:00 PM. See the Venice Chamber of Commerce website for more information.
  • TWO FATALLY HAUNTED ANTHOLOGY EVENTS IN AUGUST: AUGUST 10TH, 2019 FROM 1-3PM – Gatsby’s Books, 5535 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90808 and AUGUST 17TH, 2019, FROM 2-4PM – Hyde Park Library, 2205 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
  • FATALLY HAUNTED ANTHOLOGY PRE-RELEASE EVENT! Before the FATALLY HAUNTED anthology was officially released April 29th, 2019, people got the chance to meet some of the included authors as part of the Annual Author’s Forum at the Donald Bruce Kaufman Brentwood Branch Library on April 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. The forum will be moderated by Chapter President Anne Louise Bannon and showcased authors Julia Bricklin, Tony Chiachiaro, B.J. Graf, A.P. Jamison, Gobind Tanaka and Jennifer Younger.
  • MAY 18, 2019 – Sisters in Crime/LA participated in LitFest Pasadena from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Panelists Janet Elizabeth Lynn, Sybil Johnson, GB Pool and Nancy Cole Silverman discussed “Three Shades of Mystery: From Cozy to Dark Mysteries” in a panel moderated by Anne Louise Bannon. The panel is described as: “Come hear a panel of mystery authors discuss why they choose to write the genre they do. From soft, cozy mysteries to hard boiled murder mysteries they will reveal where they get their soft and dark inspiration.” Find more details at the LitFest Pasadena website.
  • In partnership with the Independent Writers of Southern California, members Betty Hetchman, David Putnam and Patricia Smiley appeared on a panel on “Solving the Mystery of Writing Good Mysteries” on March 25, 2019, in Culver City.
  • On April 9, 2019, at noon, authors Matt Coyle, Jill Amadio, Pamela Samuels Young, and Jeri Westerson appeared at the Artesia Library. Anne Louise Bannon will moderate. The topic was “How We Write Mysteries”.


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