Meetings and Events

Meetings and events are announced on our website, social media and sent to our membership. If you would like more information about our organization, please visit our Join/Renew section or contact us at All writers, no matter their genre or gender, are welcome.

We will hold most chapter meetings via Zoom only on the second Monday of the month with a business/social meeting from 6-6:30 PM and a speaker event from 6:30-8 PM Central Time. Short Story Academy events will also be scheduled on Zoom with dates/times to be announced.


Monday, March 13 – This is a ZOOM-only event.
6:15-6:40 PM Central Time: Business meeting/member sharing, followed by speaker at 6:45 PM.

“Getting to Know You and TRADEWING!”

We are so fortunate to be part of the National Sisters in Crime. This basis is what brings the local members together, and what a basis! The wealth of information, training, resources, and amazing people is overwhelming. Now we have even more, a focus on the services we all need and offer to each other as part of our craft. But wait—there’s MORE. One of the things that we as a group needed was to get things organized in one place, with accessibility and security. This is all found in TRADEWING.

So look for a meeting assignment coming soon—which is to explore Tradewing and see how it can be of help to you as well as to our chapter!

Our chapter liaison, Kim Giarratano, has graciously agreed to spend time with us so we can learn about the newest programs and how we, as members of Sisters in Crime, can benefit from these efforts. The past years have been, well, interesting, in the publishing industry. Our national organization along with our local membership offers us guidance in these changing times.

Kimberly Giarratano is an author of mysteries for teens and adults. Her debut novel, Grunge Gods and Graveyards, won the 2015 Silver Falchion Award for Best YA at Killer Nashville. A former librarian, she is currently an instructor at a SUNY Orange County Community College and a reviewer for BookPage. She is also the chapter liaison for Sisters in Crime. Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Kim and her husband moved to the Poconos to raise their three kids amid black bears and wild turkeys. While she doesn’t miss the Jersey traffic, she does miss a good bagel and lox.