CCW member Mike Young is launching his first novel, Kirk’s Landing, on December 11th, at 8pm. at Daniel O’Connell’s Pub, 1211 Wellington West, Ottawa.
Kirk’s Landing features Dave Browne, a big city undercover cop, with the power of invisibility who gets his cover blown by a biker gang in Toronto. He’s sent to head up a RCMP detachment in a supposedly quiet small town in Manitoba, and soon finds that Kirk’s Landing has a lot more going on under the surface that he had anticipated, including corruption at the mill, murder, and an evil spirit.
Put Dec. 11 on your calendar! The CCW annual Christmas Dinner features special guest Howard Shrier.
Where: Grillman Fresh Eatery, 111 Colonnade Rd.
When: Wednesday, December 11, 2013th
Time: Mingling begins at 5:30 p.m.
This year’s December guest speaker – Howard Shrier is a two-time Arthur Ellis Award winner. The first Ellis was for Best First Novel for Buffalo Jump, which introduced Toronto investigator Jonah Geller, and the second for his sequel High Chicago. Last May saw the release of his fourth novel in the Geller series, Miss Montreal. The Geller books have been optioned for television.
Books will be available for purchase.
Four of Canada’s criminal masterminds invite you to a discussion on crime writing.
The criminal masterminds:
Mary Jane Maffini
When and Where:
Nov.2, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Public Library – Main Branch at 120 Metcalfe St.
See OPL presents Four of Canada’s master criminal minds
Editors are the unsung heroes of the publishing world, often making the difference between a manuscript that gets tossed or one that wins an award. Editors are also the gatekeepers of the publishing world, the first ones who read a manuscript and determine whether it deserves being passed up the chain.
Allister Thompson has more than 15 years of experience as an editor for publishing houses, having guided some of the country’s top award-winning crime writers. He is now a freelance editor and consultant. Allister knows what it takes to move your manuscript from the slush pile to the bookstore.
CB Forrest is the author of the critically-acclaimed Charlie McKelvey mystery series, a discovery of Allister’s back in 2008. Forrest will moderate an engaging session as Allister shares with the Capital Crime Writers his years of experience, tips to help make your manuscript stand out, mistakes to avoid, and his views on the future of publishing.
The moderated session will provide ample opportunity for questions and feedback, but individual appointments can be booked with Allister prior to the event. He can be contacted via his website at www.allisterthompson.com.
Also, here’s an interesting Q & A with Allister from July: Five Questions and Answers with editor Allister Thompson
Next meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013
Time and place: 7 p.m., Honeywell Room, City Hall
Greg Bembridge will discuss basic techniques of computer forensics and the reasons for using them, and tell stories on how they have led to convictions. He is a certified computer examiner, a civilian member of the RCMP and a senior computer forensic instructor at the Canadian Police College.
Greg is a graduate of the Technical University of Nova Scotia and has been declared an expert witness in the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia court systems.
Currently, as a member of the Technological Crime Learning Institute team, he develops and teaches computer forensic examination techniques to Canadian and international law enforcement agencies. Prior to this, Greg was a forensic analyst with the RCMP’s Technological Crime Unit in Halifax where he was involved in the seizure and examination of electronic storage devices. He has conducted a number of lectures on computer forensic techniques.
Next meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
Time and place: 7 p.m., Honeywell Room, City Hall
Senator Vern White will be our speaker Tuesday, September 17. Most of us are familiar with his role as Chief of the Ottawa Police Service from 2005 to 2012. He also worked with the RCMP as Assistant Commissioner, and served in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and three northern territories, as well as Ontario.
He will be speaking about his experience in those provinces and territories.
The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Honeywell Room, second floor, at Ottawa City Hall.
SHORT STORY CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT
The winners of the CCW short story contest will be announced on Wednesday June 12 at the Clock Tower brew pub, located at 418 Richmond road (in Westboro). The event begins at 6:00 for people wishing to order dinner. The contest winners will read their submissions. Other members are invited to read from their work.
In keeping with past practice, book donations for the library at the Ottawa Boys and Girls club will be accepted. The library serves youth from
Join us May 8th for a fascinating look at the use of number-crunching in sleuthing.
In “Crime Intelligence Analysis Unit; Discovering and exploring the details”, Kevin Mason, head of the Unit, will give us a behind-the-scenes look at what his team does, how data can be used to catch criminals, the analyst’s mindset and how his work ties in to the broader picture of law-enforcement.
The Crime Intelligence Analysis Unit of the Ottawa Police Service provides tactical and strategic support to operational, investigative and Executive teams ranging from tracking crime patterns and trends to geographic profiling of incidents and the identification of repeat offenders. The unit also monitors performance and changes in the areas of crime reporting, solvency, arrests and victimization.
*copies of the presentation unfortunately cannot be provided.
Before the meeting, CCW will be holding its annual pizza bash and elections.
The meeting starts at 6:30 pm. Please note we will be at Ottawa City Hall,
Colonel By Room.
Manager – Crime Intelligence Analysis Unit
Office of the Chief Directorate, Ottawa Police Services
Kevin is in his 23rd year as a member of the Ottawa Police Service and is the Vice President of the National Capital Region Chapter of the International Association of Law Enforcement Analysts as well as being certified as a Geographic Profiling Analyst. He sits on the Chief’s Advisory Committee and has been active within academic advisory boards related to programs in Public Safety and Behavioural Sciences.
Prior to embracing the profession of finding and tracking bad guys/girls, Kevin spent over a decade in the area of managing prisoner movement and incarceration within the court system and Correction Canada.
“MURDER ON THE CANADIAN PRINCESS”
A Murder Mystery Dinner Play
Three Preformances $25.00 per person
The Play and Meal start at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
St Andrew’s United Church
2585 County Rd 29 [Main Street]
For Tickets Call
FRIDAY, May 3rd and SATURDAY, May 4th, 2013
Britannia United Church
985 Pinecrest Road
For Tickets Contact
Church Office 613-828-6018 Verne or Marilyn Bruce 613-828-0704
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