The Greater St. Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime is dedicated to helping every writer achieve the dream of publication. It is a place for men and women to find camaraderie and encouragement. Our main goal is to create an active, non-competitive atmosphere for writers, readers, and other lovers of the mystery genre.

Four For Forty Contest 2016 has been cancelled due to a ruling from National Sisters in Crime.

*****Next Meeting*****

November 16th, 2016
Topic: The Oldest Profession Is Telling The SHORT STORY
Presenter: Louella Turner, publisher & editor, High Hill Press
Not only is short fiction the perfect vehicle in this busy society to tell a story, it's also the perfect way for a writer to hone their craft. Louella will talk about the craft of short story writing, and tell you how it can be both a learning tool, and help you create a valuable publishing history.


About Chapter Meetings 

Our meetings feature guest speakers who provide information on interesting topics. On those evenings where there is not a guest speaker or where the speaker finishes early, we have open readings, discussions on writing issues, networking, or a book discussion.  Past meetings have included presentations on marketing, how to conduct interviews, K-9 police, the world of indie publishing, and more.

We hope to see everyone at our Upcoming 2016 meetings.  Unless otherwise noted on the website, our meetings are held

The third Wednesday of every month except August, starting at 6:45pm
Library meetings are free and open to the public. Check our  Upcoming meeting schedule for full information on the following topics to be presented at our meetings. Meetings are in the small meeting room at Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library. 12863 Willowyck (off Fee Fee Road in Creve Coeur.)
 Upcoming Events

October 22, 2016 -  As part of Lit in the Lou, Pam DeVoe will speak at Jackson School and Jo Allison will talk mystery in the pub crawl. Events are in U City all day and evening.
November 9, 2016-Critique group at Novel Neighbors in Webster Groves (6-8 p.m.)
November 16, 2016 - Lou Turner on Short Stories
November 17, 2016 - Fedora Amis will be at the St. Charles LIbrary Local Author Book Expo at The Spencer Road Branch from 6-8 p.m.