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The Sisters in Crime Speakers Bureau is now underway. We’ve got a growing roster of terrific speakers, all SinC members and award winners and/or best-sellers, and SinC National will provide them to chapters as teachers, or presenters, or seminar leaders. Want to have a conversation with Laurie R. King? Learn about creating a successful series from Katherine Hall Page? Discover the secrets of plotting from Jenny Milchman? Those are just some of the possibilities!

It’s free! SinC National will pay each speaker for the appearance, including all their expenses, travel and hotel. (Speakers will make their own travel arrangements. Of course, it would be lovely if your chapter provides transportation to and from the airport and your event, but you should work that out with your guest.)

We will then be accepting applications for speaker matches for 2019 on February 1, 2018 at 12 noon EST and close on February 15, 2018 at midnightApplications will queued in the order in which they are received. Early applications will not be accepted. Any chapters who were not assigned a speaker in 2018 -- even those who have had previous speakers through the Bureau -- may apply.

Here’s how it works: Chapter presidents or programming chairs may click here for an application (this link is disabled at this time as the period for applications as closed).  Choose three authors you’d be interested to host, as well as three possible dates for your event.

We will check with the speakers, assign one who is available for the dates you desire, and let you know what program(s) they can offer. If that works for you, we’ll connect you and your speaker so you can work out logistics. We have 18 speaker slots available for 2019. Applications are processed in the order that they are received: once all slots are filled, applications will then go into the queue for 2020 in the order that they are received.

Speakers Available (last updated August 1, 2017):  

Short biographies of all our speakers are available here, or click on individual names below.

Specific scheduling will be arranged by the chapter and the speaker. Any changes in dates will be handled on the chapter level. If you have questions, please let us know! SinC National is eager to provide your chapter with the unique expertise and exceptional knowledge of these wonderful authors.

2019 (Pending):
New Orleans

Chapters Scheduled for 2018:

  1. Palmetto
  2. Kansas--Border Crimes
  3. Colorado
  4. Florida Gulf Coast
  5. Partners in Crime -- San Diego
  6. Atlanta
  7. Sacramento
  8. Cleveland
  9. Canada West
  10. Pittsburgh
  11. Croak and Dagger -- Albuquerque
  12. Orange County

Chapters Approved for 2017

  1.  Upstate South Carolina
  2. Toronto
  3. Central VA
  4. Los Angeles
  5. New England
  6. Central NJ
  7. Low Country
  8. Puget Sound
  9. Indianapolis
  10. Iowa

Questions? Contact Tina Whittle, Education Liaison or Hank Phillippi Ryan.



Want to be part of the Sisters in Crime Speakers Bureau? If you are a national best-selling or major award-winning author, a professional editor or agent, or an experienced presenter of seminars in your field of expertise, we would love to hear from you.

Sisters in Crime has a limited budget for the Speakers Bureau, and we can fund only a certain number of classes a year. If you would like to participate, and you fulfill those qualifications, please let us know! Contact Tina Whittle, Education Liaison or Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Please include the topics of classes you would be interested in teaching. This is not an opportunity for you to promote your new book, but an educational opportunity for the chapters.

Chapters will select several possible speakers for their event, and SinC will try to provide top choices when we can. We hope this will be a great way for knowledgeable and successful sisters to share their exceptional experience with other members.




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