Welcome to 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. Find out more about Speed City Sisters in Crime.
Upcoming in 2023
May 2023 Speaker
Acquisitions Editor for Recorded Books Brian Sweany talks about Everything You Need to Know About Audiobooks
Saturday May 27 at Noon on Zoom and in person at the Lion's Gate Condo Complex Clubhouse (8686 Jaffa Court West Drive, Indianapolis, IN)
An Indianapolis native, Brian Sweany currently serves as Director of Acquisitions for Recorded Books, the largest independent audiobook publisher in the world. In his 24 years with the company, Brian has acquired the audio rights to many notable mystery and crime writers, including Patricia Cornwell, Carl Hiaasen, Charlaine Harris, Craig Johnson, C.J. Box, Elizabeth Peters, Laurie R. King, Nevada Barr, Lawrence Block, and Ace Atkins. Brian’s debut novel, BUY THE TICKET, TAKE THE RIDE, was published by Rare Bird Books in 2016.
See Brian's talk on YouTube.
Speed City Sisters in Crime meets online via Zoom monthly on the fourth Saturday of each month from January to November. There is a critique group meeting at 9:00, followed by the regular business meeting at 11:00 and a guest speaker at 12:00.
In-Person Meeting Locations
2023 Meeting dates and locations
These meetings will be hybrid and be both in person and on Zoom. The following are for the in person locations.
Past Chapter Events
April 2023 Speaker
Show, Don’t Tell
Saturday, April 22 2023 at Noon
Online and In-Person at the Beech Grove Public Library (1102 Main St, Beech Grove, IN)
You’ve heard it before: show, don’t tell. But what does that mean? How can you tell if you’re telling instead of showing? Is it ever wise to tell instead of show? Award-winning author L. C. Hayden will address all of those points and more. When you finish this workshop, your writing will go up several notches.
Watch Event on YouTube.
March 2023 Speaker
Revision: The Delicious Part
Saturday, March 25 2023 at Noon
Online and In-Person at the Nora Public Library (8625 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN)
Barbara Shoup is the author of eight novels for adults and young adults, most recently An American Tune and Looking for Jack Kerouac, and two books about writing, A Commotion in Your Heart: Notes about Writing and Life and Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process. Fellowship. Her creative nonfiction has been recently published in Atticus, Ocotillo Review, and Another Chicago Magazine. She is the Writer-in-Residence at the Indiana Writers Center and a faculty member at Art Workshop International.
View this event on YouTube.
February Guest Speaker
Speed City Sisters in Crime have a table at the Hamilton East Public Library Author Fair. We look forward to seeing you!
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