About Speed City Sisters in Crime
Speed City Sisters in Crime is the Indiana chapter of the world-wide mystery/crime writers' association Sisters in Crime. The Speed City chapter was founded in 2005.
Members of the organization are published mystery and crime authors, writers working on mysteries and thrillers, and readers and fans of the literary genre. There are currently 40+ members who live in Indiana or the Midwest.
Speed City Sisters in Crime hosts monthly meetings with speakers on topics of interest to mystery and crime writing. Past speakers have included police officers, prosecutors, investigative reporters, forensic specialists, weapons experts, researchers, and publishing and media professionals.
Chapter members have published 6 short story anthologies over the years with the themes that are related to Indiana or the midwest. Members of the organization have also written and produced a play, Deadbeat, which was performed at a local fringe festival and will soon be available to for others to produce.
The chapter also hosts writing and other educational workshops for its membership with well-known authors and publishing professionals.
About Sisters in Crime
The national organization Sisters in Crime was founded by Sara Paretsky and a group of women at the 1986 Bouchercon in Baltimore. It has grown to become 51 chapters with more than 3,600 members world-wide, who are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by affection for the mystery genre and support of women who write mysteries.
Promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.
To serve as the voice for excellence & diversity in crime writing.