The August meeting of the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime had three members in attendance: Anne Allen (Sue check spelling), VeeP Victoria Heckman, Pres. Sue McGinty. Anne read us the riveting first chapter of her newest novel. After carrot cake, we spent time making serious plans for the rest of 2009 and early 2010. We had two drop-in visitors: Katie Klein who couldn't stay but promised to come to the next meeting, and a woman looking for a bike shop.
On Saturday, September 19th we'll celebrate Halloween early with
"12 Steps for Vampires & Other Horrors." We've planned short, spooky readings ( contributions welcome) and a play "!2 Steps for Vampires." Should be a hoot. We'll have decorations and goodies, costumes (but not clothing) optional. At the Morro Bay Library from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Victoria will make a flyer and Sue will post it at the Morro Bay Library and Coalesce Bookstore. Victoria will send out the publicity, except to KCBX Online Community Calendar, which Sue will do. (Vic: here's the contact I have for KSBY if you want to add it to your media list. mPalaszewski@ksby.com0
For our October 4th meeting at the SLO Book and Author Festival, we plan to raffle two of our bodacious baskets. Maybe a buck a chance? Money earned should help our bottom line.
In January we're planning a workshop for beginning authors, "Writing that First Five Pages." The fee will be reasonable $10, but attendees should pre-register. Space permitting, we will accept registrations at the door. If this is successful, we'll plan more workshops for the remaining year and possibly even spin off into a critique group that meets regularly. Also discussed was a joint meeting with SLO NightWriters for 2010. Victoria will do a flyer for that meeting and Sue will put it out on the vendor's table at the Central Coast Writers Conference on October 2-3.