In November, the leaves fall...and so do membership fees!

Until the end of the year, sign up or renew your membership online and pay only $30 for 2017/2018. That is a $60 value!

Also, your $30 fee will go a long way towards helping Sisters in Crime with their mission to promote awareness of women crime writers - through outreach, promotion, workshops, and Crime Scene [PDF], our bi-monthly publication!

National Novel Writing Month (@NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel, and believes in the transformational power of creativity.

As an organization that believes in helping to promote women crime writers, we think this is a great opportunity for those who have been "thinking" about getting to it, to do so with the help and support of a global community of writers (female and male). Even if you write non-fiction, or blog posts... consider checking into the active Twitter feed and surfing on the energy of fellow aspirants!

>>>Our Upcoming Events<<<

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Anita Arvast, author of What Killed Jane Creba: Rap, Race, and the Invention of a Gang War, will talk about the process of writing the book and what she discovered in researching it. Arvast grew up in Toronto during the '60s and '70s in a part of Toronto that is now considered a “hood,” Anita also grew up with the standard beliefs of a kind of “apartheid” and a considerable amount of judgement. Sometimes where you grow up shapes who you are when you “actually grow up” and become a world citizen and shake the ideologies that are based on separation and engage with ideologies that are based on community. Arvast brings this perspective to her deep research and writing.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Once again the Toronto chapter of Sisters in Crime will be at Bookapalooza to meet, greet, and sign books! This is a tremendously successful, and growing, event held a 25-minute drive east of Toronto in Whitby. There are lots of opportunities to listen to speakers throughout the day on a wide range of book-related topics, and to get "up close and personal" with lots of authors

We will, of course, have all three of our Whole She-Bang mystery anthologies for sale, as well as the insanely popular SinC mugs!

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Annual Holiday Party!!

Happy Holly Days!

Start off the festive season with our annual party co-hosted with Crime Writers of Canada!

Join 50+ of your fellow mystery lovers from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for socializing, food, wine/beer, and door prizes.

Tickets are available online: $20 for SinC/CWC Members; $25 for others. You will receive your ticket to the DOOR PRIZE draw when you arrive!

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Speaker meetings are held Jan-Jun and Sep-Nov:

We meet on the THIRD THURSDAY every month. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in Room 200 at the Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd (just a block north of Eglinton subway station on Yonge, or half a block west of Yonge). Take the elevator in the lobby to the second floor. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please note: a $5 fee is charged for non-members.

Join Us!

Interested in supper before the meeting? Starting at 5:00 p.m. some of us will get together for dinner at The Pickel Barrel, 2300 Yonge St. It’s just around the corner from the library. There is a wide variety of food, salads, and healthy options, and the prices are very reasonable.

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What's New?

FULL Members of SinC get up to 30% discount on prominent mystery magazines! Check out the list, and all the other benefits of full membership!

We've really spruced up our Writers Write page! Photos! Updated info! Social media links! Our Full Members are highlighted and promoted.

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Upcoming Mystery Cons

Three groups of writers affiliated with Toronto Sisters in Crime have released mystery anthologies: Villanous Vacations; 13 O'Clock by the Mesdames of Mayhem; and Nefarious North.

Blog: Mesdames of Mayhem

Blog: The 49th Shelf

Blog: At the Scene of the Crime

Blog: Canadian Bookworm

Blog: Crime Always Pays - writing from a European perspective

Blog: Detectives Beyond Borders - international crime fiction

Interested in starting your own mystery readers' discussion group? Go here for more information.