Speed City SiC September 2019 Newsletter
Monthly Meeting Info
Saturday, September 28th
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Biographer Wes Gehring
September Meeting location:
Barnes & Noble at River Crossing
8675 River Crossing Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46240
The day’s schedule:
10:00 a.m. — Critique group
11:00 a.m. — Business meeting
11:30 a.m. — Speaker Wes Gehring
1:00 p.m. (approximately) — Lunch at District Tap (3720 E 82nd St)
Wes Gehring, distinguished professor of film at Ball State University, will discuss the humor of Alfred Hitchcock, which just happens to be the subject of Gehring’s latest book, Hitchcock and Humor: Modes of Comedy in Twelve Defining Films.
If you’ve never thought of the “Master of Suspense” as a humorist, you will after you view him through Gehring’s tightly focused lens. Prepare to learn about Hitch’s unconventional and subtle uses of humor, much of it dark, and discover how you can insert them into your own stories.
Have questions about classic Hollywood movies and stars? Wes Gehring is the man to ask. Bring your questions and let’s see if we can stump him. It will be fun ... and educational!
Wes Gehring is also a George and Frances Ball distinguished professor of telecommunications, and associate media editor of “USA Today Magazine,” for which he also writes the column, “Reel World.”
Gehring is an award-winning author of more than 40 film-related books, with special BookExpo national recognition for recent biographies of James Dean, Red Skelton, Steve McQueen, and Carole Lombard.
Saturday, October 19th
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Forensics Investigator John Kelly
John Kelly served 34 years with the Indiana State Police -- 25 years of them as a crime scene investigator. Today, he teaches criminal justice classes at the Hines Career Center in Elwood.
Post Meeting Lunch at 1:30:
Luciana's (3716 E 82nd St.)
Saturday, November 23
Speaker: Sisters in Crime National President Lori Rader-Day
Location: College Park Clubhouse
Meeting will take place at 9am, followed by a workshop by Lori Rader-Day. Topics may include workshop on craft, group story workshop, Career Talk and Q&A with Lori.
December - No meeting
Upcoming Special Events
Submissions closed 8/15 with 17 total received; under review. Editors Michael Dabney, Shari Held and Lillie Evans are currently at work.
Update on cover for 2020 Anthology – submission sent to national on 8/14 Approved 8/23/19 Was asked to resubmit cover 8/23 to Beth Wasson – done 8/23 – approved 8/28
October 25-27, 2019 - Magna cum Murder Crime Writing Festival
The Columbia Club, Indianapolis, IN
Registration for the 25th year of Magna cum Murder is now open.
Guest of Honor -- Joe R. Lansdale
International Guest of Honor -- Ruth Dudley Edwards
Speed City Sisters in Crime will be represented at the Festival and plans to host the Flash Fiction Writing contest again this year.
Membership Renewal Opens
It's almost time to renew your Speed City Sisters in Crime membership! Visit the membership page to download a membership form for our local chapter.
Saturday, November 9th - 11 AM – 4:30 PM
Indy Author Fair: Meet an Author, Be an Author
Hosted by Indianapolis Public Library
Join fellow writers for a day devoted expressly to Indiana's talented authors. Writing workshops led by experts from the Indiana Writers Center will occur from 11:15-4:30 p.m.
The Indy Author Fair networking event with more than 40 up-and-coming Indiana authors takes place from 11:30-2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 26th - 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Pulaski County Public Library Winners of SinC's Doris Ann Norris We Love Libraries Grant
Pulaski County Public Library
121 S. Riverside Dr.
Winamac, IN 46996
The Doris Ann Norris We Love Libraries Grant is presented monthly to libraries by Sisters in Crime to use for the purchase of books. Speed City Indiana Sisters in Crime will present the Library with a check on behalf of our National organization in November after their regular meeting. There will be a book signing and 1 hour panel. Contact Janet or Steve T. to volunteer to attend.
April 2020 Guest Speaker Jaden Terrell
Author Beth (Jaden) Terrell will be our guest speaker in April 2020.
We are looking for committee volunteers to help organize. Contact a board member to volunteer.
April 2020 Middlebury Literary Carousel
Middlebury Community Public Library in Middlebury, IN is planning their third literary festival for Saturday April 25, 2020. They are looking for Indiana mystery writers that might like to do presentations or speaking at the festival. Contact Media/Programming Librarian Victoria Gutschenritter at the library for more information.
Middlebury Community Public Library
101 E. Winslow St.
PO Box 192
Middlebury, IN 46540