Event: Kathy Fish and Laura Manuel

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
June 8, 2019
Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 (303-791-READ)

9:30-10:00 am Welcome, Announcements

10:00 am-12:00 pm Kathy Fish: “Setting the Tone: Skills to Borrow from the Flash Fiction Toolbox”

Often under-utilized, tone is a very important aspect of any work of fiction. Setting the right tone enhances the reader’s experience by adding depth and resonance to the story. But you don’t want weigh down your stories (or worse, slow them down) with a lot of unnecessary description or exposition. So how to create a palpable tone in your scenes, stories, and novels? Flash fiction writer, Kathy Fish, demonstrates some tools of the microfiction genre that are uniquely useful for quickly and deftly setting tone.

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch (brown bag or visit nearby restaurants)

1:00-3:00 pm Laura Manuel: “Underutilized Forensic Evidence in Fiction”

Tired of firearms evidence? So done with fingerprints? Solve crimes with lesser known forensic details, and wreak havoc for your characters! This workshop will give the basics on glass evidence, soil evidence, diatoms, hair and fiber evidence, plant matter, and insects. Other questions welcome.

3:00-4:00 pm Board Meeting (all are welcome, location to be announced at the meeting)

Please feel free to come to either the morning or afternoon session if you cannot attend both.

Please RSVP at our Meetup Page: https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Colorado/events/261017587/

About the Presenters:
Kathy FishKathy Fish is a core faculty member of the Mile High MFA at Regis University in Denver. Widely published, Fish’s stories have been anthologized in Best Small Fictions, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018 and a forthcoming edition of The Norton Reader. Her fifth collection of flash fiction, Wild Life: Collected Works from 2003-2018 was recently released by Matter Press.

Links/Social Media:
Website: https://www.kathy-fish.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kathyfish


Laura ManuelLaura Manuel was a police officer for over 21 years in Williamsburg, Virginia and Greeley, Colorado. She worked swing shift as she obtained an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology. Laura taught Criminal Justice at Front Range Community College for about 20 years. She is currently the director of a Law Enforcement Academy at FRCC.


Please RSVP above. This event is funded and presented by Sisters in Crime-Colorado and is not sponsored by Douglas County Libraries. To request more information, please use our contact form.


Event: May Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club May reads include The Woman in the Camphor Trunk by Jennifer Kincheloe (Parker) and Low Country Blood by Sue Hinkin (Fort Collins).

Free and open to the public. Just read the book of the month and come ready to chat with the author and other readers!

Please RSVP at our chapter Meetup! For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us, and bring your friends!

Appearances: Becky Clark, Cynthia Kuhn, Barbara Nickless

Becky Clark, Cynthia Kuhn, and Barbara Nickless will be appearing at the Denver Public Library’s “Get Lit Pop-Up Book Club.”

Ever thought about joining a book club, but hate to miss happy hour? Get Lit is the best of both worlds! We’ll discuss the crime classic The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett while sipping on cocktails.

Please join us at the Denver Distillery, 244 South Broadway, Denver on April 25, 2019, 6:30 pm. For more information, please visit https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/get-lit-pop-book-club-denver-distillery.