Event: A Season to Play Mindfully, Write Miraculously & CSI: The Real Story (Not That TV Show)

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event: June 19, 2021

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 (303-791-READ)

Also Via Zoom; (Information on how to join the presentation will be posted in the Sisters in Crime-Colorado Groups.io members listserv.)

Please note: Chapter meetings are a member only benefit. You can learn more about us and our chapter here: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/join/

To request more information, please use our contact form: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

9:30-10:00 am
Welcome, Announcements

10:00 am-12:00 pm
Here Comes Summer: A Season to Play Mindfully, Write Miraculously – Stephanie West Allen

Feeling a little depleted from the rigors of 2020? Join us for Stephanie West Allen’s presentation on playfulness, an attitude, a way of being, that can be valuable in most of life’s endeavors, including writing. Playfulness can boost essential components of the writing process (including imagination, motivation, and creation), and Stephanie will guide us through a look at what neuroscience can teach us about grabbing a reader’s attention, how to be mindful of our own attention, the close alignment between playfulness and miracles, and the benefits of being playful.

Attributes of the attitude of playfulness—such as joy, stress reduction, social connection, improvisation, generosity of spirit, and creativity—are perhaps even more treasured after these last several months of the pandemic. At the end of this workshop, maybe we can declare this summer the season of play?

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

1:00-3:00 pm
CSI: The Real Story (Not That TV Show) – Lisa N Provost, CCSI, Crime Scene Investigations Supervisor, Aurora Police Department

This presentation will discuss how a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) approaches, analyzes, and processes a suspected crime scene, as well as processing techniques and challenges faced in the field. Mrs. Provost will also give participants a chance to view photographs of suspected crime scenes in order to attempt to determine what happened and if a crime actually occurred.

Please note this presentation may include graphic/adult content including nudity, deceased individuals in varying states of decomposition, trauma, mental illness, and addiction.

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

Please note: Chapter meetings are a member only benefit. You can learn more about us and our chapter here: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/join/
To request more information, please use our contact form: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/


Please RSVP at our Meetup Page: https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Colorado/events/278777831/

The Zoom login information is posted in the chapter’s groups.io listserv.

About the Presenters:

Stephanie West AllenStephanie West Allen’s career history includes lawyer, candy maker, high school teacher, cocktail waitress, and college instructor. Her diverse background allows her to bring a multidisciplinary approach to the workshops she presents (and has presented for several decades) on topics such as the neuroscience of conflict resolution, improvisation, writing, and the benefits of play. She is a member of several organizations including Association for Psychological Science and a number of writing organizations.

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Lisa ProvostLisa Provost has a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Biology with a concentration in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Provost has been in the field of Forensic Science since December 2012, when she started with the Fayetteville Police Department in Fayetteville, NC as a Forensic Technician. In May of 2015, she was promoted to the rank of Forensic Supervisor. In May of 2019, Mrs. Provost moved to Colorado after being hired by the Aurora Police Department as a Forensic Supervisor. Mrs. Provost has over 500 hours of Forensic/Crime Scene training as well as over 500 hours of leadership training and is a Certified Crime Scene Investigator with the International Association for Identification (IAI).

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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: June 2021 Book Club

June SinC Book Clubs FB (2)The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club June 2021 reads are The Bone Field by Debra Bokur (Longmont), Fractured Families by Charlotte Hinger (Fort Collins), and Punning with Scissors by Becky Clark (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: May 2021 Book Club

May SinC Book Clubs FB (400x335)The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club May 2021 reads are Witches and Wedding Cake by Bailey Cates (Longmont), The Mona Lisa Sisters by George Cramer (Fort Collins), and The Mermaid Brokers by Sue Hinkin (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: April 2021 Book Club

April SinC Book Clubs web 423x355The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club April 2021 reads are Pairing to Die For by Kate Lansing (Longmont), Finding Alex by Helen Starbuck (Fort Collins), and Mile High Mayhem by Jodi Burnett (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: March 2021 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club March 2021 reads are The Lucky Hat Mine by JVL Bell (Longmont), Summer Club by Katherine Dean Mazerov (Fort Collins), and One of Her Own by Shawn McGuire (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: Self-Publishing in 2021 – Tips for Finding Success in the World of Self-Publishing with Victorine Lieske

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
February 27, 2021

Via Zoom
(Information on how to join the presentation will be posted in the Sisters in Crime-Colorado Groups.io members listserv.)

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

10:00 am-10:30 am
Welcome, Introductions

10:30 am-12:00 pm
Self-Publishing in 2021 – Tips for Finding Success in the World of Self-Publishing with Victorine Lieske

Many authors today are finding success in the self-publishing arena. Come learn why many authors are choosing to self-publish, and how they are taking advantage of the benefits. You will learn how to position your self-published books for more visibility, and what strategies authors are using to launch their books into the top ranks.

About the Presenter:

Victorine Lieske self-published her first book, Not What She Seems, in April of 2010. In March of 2011, Not What She Seems began its 6 week run on The New York Times best selling eBook list. By May 2011 she had sold over 100,000 copies. Victorine’s first romantic comedy novel hit the USA Today Bestselling books list in January 2015.

Victorine and her husband live in Nebraska with their four children and two cats. She loves all things romance and is addicted to swoony Korean dramas. When she’s not writing, she’s designing book covers for authors or making something with her extensive yarn collection.

For more information about Victorine and her work, please visit her website at: https://victorinelieske.com/

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Event: February 2021 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club February 2021 reads are The Mona Lisa Sisters by George Cramer (Longmont), Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur Bradley (Fort Collins), and The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: January 2021 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club January 2021 reads are Killing Secrets by Karen Docter (Longmont), Hanging Falls by Margaret Mizushima (Fort Collins), and Angel Falls by Tess Thompson (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: December 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club December 2020 reads are Puzzling Ink by Becky Clark (Longmont), Social Meeting (no book) (Fort Collins), and There Was A Crooked Man by Leeann Betts (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: November 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club November 2020 reads are Zapata by Harper McDavid (Longmont), Black Pearl by Donnell Ann Bell (Fort Collins), and Puzzling Ink by Becky Clark (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!