OCTOBER MEETING

THE OCTOBER MEETING IS ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18,  7 P.M.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM BOUCHERCON 2017:

Bouchercon is the premier mystery conference for mystery fans.  Join us for reports from the conference.  Many CCW members are planning to attend.  Come and hear about workshops and other happenings at the conference.

DATE:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WHERE:   Honeywell Room (second floor),  Ottawa City Hall  (110 Laurier Avenue West).

TIME: 7 PM

CCW DUES FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON ARE BEING COLLECTED.  FEES FOR THE YEAR ARE $40.00.  RECEIPTS ARE ISSUED AT THE MEETING.

Dues can also be paid via PayPal – see the Join Us link on the website at capitalcrimewriters.com.

 

CCW EXECUTIVE: 2017-2018

A number of changes to the CCW executive (2017-2018) have recently taken effect.  The CCW executive for 2017-2018 is as follows:
PRESIDENT:  Elizabeth Hosang
VICE PRESIDENT:  Michael Murphy
PAST PRESIDENT:  Michael Murphy
PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  Pam Isfeld,  Michael Murphy, Madona Skaff, Elizabeth Hosang
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR:  David Koren
SECRETARY/MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR/TREASURER & FINANCE:  Elizabeth Hosang

David Tremain to speak at September 13, 2017 meeting

 

CCW ELECTIONS: 2017-2018

The elections for the CCW executive (2017-2018) were held in May.  I am pleased to announce the 2017-2018 executive:

PRESIDENT:  Patricia Filteau

VICE PRESIDENT:  Elizabeth Hosang

PAST PRESIDENT:  Michael Murphy

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Mary Fernando & Pam Isfeld

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR:  Jeff Ross

SECRETARY/MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR/TREASURER & FINANCE:  Elizabeth Hosang

Thanks to the members of the 2016-2017 executive:

PRESIDENT:  Michael Murphy

VICE PRESIDENT:  Patricia Filteau

PAST PRESIDENT:  Katherine Hobbs

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  Joe Italiano & Mary Fernando

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR:  Jeff Ross & Patti Murphy

SECRETARY/MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR/TREASURER & FINANCE: Elizabeth Hosang

 

June 21 PUB NIGHT: COME HEAR THE WINNING SHORT STORIES & FÊTE OUTGOING PRESIDENT MICHAEL MURPHY

CCW will convene for dinner, readings by the winners of the Audrey Jessup Short Story contest 2017 at the Barley Mow on Bank Street (1060 Bank St), https://barleymow.com/locations/ottawa-bank-street-pub/ on Wednesday June 21.  The event begins at 7 p.m.

IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, PLEASE EMAIL filteaupat@gmail.com, BY MONDAY JUNE 19 AT 5 P.M.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE NUMBER IN YOUR PARTY.  RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WELCOME.

June 16 AUDREY JESSUP SHORT STORY CONTEST 2017

Capital Crime Writers (CCW) will announce the winners of the Audrey Jessup Short Short Contest 2017 at the Louise Penny night for her latest novel, A Great Reckoning, in the Inspector Gamache series 
June 16 7:00 pm Southminster Church, 15 Aylmer. The shortlist is Pam Isfeld for What she knew, Wynn Quon for Anything but Retail and Theresa Ann Wallace for Scar Tissue.
The stellar team of judges who adjudicated, critiqued and made the selection will be in attendance and selling their latest novel in collaboration with Perfect Books.
They are: Brenda Chapman, Madona Skaff-Koren and Melissa Yuan-Innes (Yi).
Tickets may be purchased by Credit Card ON-LINE
 http://www.writersfestival.org/events/spring-2017/a-great-reckoning-with-louise-penny from Books on Beechwood (Cash Only, 35 Beechwood Ave.), Perfect Books (Cash Only, 258 Elgin St.) and Octopus Books (Cash Only, 116 Third Ave. location ONLY). Get your tickets soon.
This event will sell out.
The Louise Penny event is part of the Ottawa International Writers Festival and Scène Canada Scene.

June 10 Prose in the Park 2017

Prose in the Park 2017 takes place on Saturday June 10th in the Parkdale park. CCW members will be interested in the Emerging Crime panel which is moderated by Melissa Yuan-Innes (Yi) CCW member and author of the Hope Sze series.  She will be joined by authors and CCW members Jim Napier who just launched his debit novel and Patricia Filteau author of the Kate Roarty P.I. series.  They will be joined by Crime writers Catherine Astolpho and Michael Blair. Come and discover the wide variety of local authors.  Please go towww.proseinthepark.com for directions, program and information. The festival runs 1100-1800. The Emerging Crime Panel begins at 1600. All Crime writers can be found at Tent 7 where Mike Martin, author of the Sgt Windflower series will also join this gang in crime writing. All participating authors in the Emerging Crime panel and Tent 7 have just released new novels. 

CCW MEETING WEDNESDAY MAY 10, 2017

Pizza will be served.  If you are coming,  please email m.murphy345@hotmail.com so I know how much pizza is needed.  The mystery book exchange is also taking place.  Bring a mystery you have finished reading & exchange it for something else.  After the
 PLEASE MARK YOU CALENDARS AND COME TO THE MAY  MEETING IF POSSIBLE.  A STRONG INTEREST IN THE ELECTIONS IS NEEDED, OTHERWISE CCW IS AT RISK OF FOLDING.

The  CCW Executive is composed of the following positions:
PRESIDENT: oversees the Executive; builds consensus at Executive meetings; oversees the implementation of Association plans & programs; ensures Association operates in accordance with its By- Laws; calls Executive meetings; organizes agenda & chairs Executive meetings.

VICE-PRESIDENT: carries out duties & responsibilities of the President when the President is unavailable; runs the Audrey Jessup short story contest.

PAST-PRESIDENT: serves in advisory capacity to Executive to facilitate the continuity of information from one Executive to the next

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: responsible for the content of the regular monthly meetings(speakers & workshops) & the December dinner.  Reserves the meeting rooms for the monthly meetings.

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: responsible for implementing & maintaining communications, including an Internet presence.

SECRETARY/MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR: maintains membership records; solicits membership renewals; drafts summary minutes of Executive meetings.

TREASURER: maintains a bank account in the name of ‘Capital Crime Writers’; receives  fees & reimburses expenses; prepares an annual financial summary

For the past year the SECRETARY-MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR & TREASURER positions have been filled by one person
The Program Director is normally assisted by  two members from the Association.  The Communications Director is normally assisted by one member from the Association.

Members who have served on the Executive have generally served for a number of terms.  This has given the Executive a degree of continuity.  However, few new members have joined in recent years.  The Organization’s  strength lies in its members.  An executive needs and benefits greatly from an infusion of new Executive members.  New members build on past strengths, bring new ideas and help the Association face new  challenges.  In short, the Executive remains relevant to its members and carries the organization forward.

Any member of CCW can put their name forward for any position on the Executive.  A number of current Executive members have agreed to stay on the Executive.  CURRENTLY THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND ONE OF HIS ASSISTANTS POSITIONS WILL BECOME VACANT.  THE PERSON WHO HAS OVERSEEN UPDATING THE WEBSITE WILL ALSO STEP DOWN.  OTHER EXECUTIVE POSITIONS MAY BECOME VACANT.

The Executive meets about four times a year.  The meetings usually take place in a library or a pub.  Having vacant  Executive positions places more work on fewer members.  Our Executive needs new blood.

If you are interested in putting your name forward for any of the Executive positions outlined above, or if you have any questions, please contact the President   Michael Murphy (m.murphy345@hotmail.com).

I look forward to a good turnout for this important meeting.  It’s your CCW, please participate.

Michael Murphy

CAPITAL CRIME WRITERS MEMBERS ON 2017 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS SHORTLISTS

The shortlists for the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards were announced on April 20, 2017.  Three CCW members are nominated:

Brenda Chapman.  No Trace, Grass Roots Press (Best Novella: The Lou Allin Memorial Award.)

Elizabeth Hosang,  Where There’s a Will,  The Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime (Best Short Story.)

Mary Fernando, An Absence of Empathy, (Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel sponsored by Dundurn Press.)

CONGRATULATIONS.

(Posted by Elizabeth because I have the password; someone else told me what to say 🙂 )

April Meeting Announcement

When:  7 pm, Wednesday April 12, 2017

Where:  Honeywell Room, second floor, Ottawa City Hall

Speaker:  Ray Tallim, Provincial Crown Prosecutor

Ray Tallim is a Provincial Crown Prosecutor who has worked for the department for 17 years.  He will share stories of his job  and answer questions.