With the cold weather now upon us, maybe you feel like huddling inside where it’s warm and cozy, while enjoying a good book. Or, you could start thinking about entering our annual short story contest.
The contest is open to all residents of the National Capital Region and to all members of Capital Crime Writers.
Click here for more details.
CCW member Jim Napier, who writes Deadly Diversions has chosen his favourite crime fiction from 2017. Check out his list on The Rap Sheet blog edited by J. Kingston Pierce.
Come celebrate 35 years with us in the Nation’s Capital!
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Three deliciously themed events
Thirteen Criminal Minds
A SERVING OF MURDER
Books on Beechwood
11:00 – 12:30 T.E. Wilson & Melissa Yi
12:30 – 2:00 Robin Harlick & Katherine Prairie
2:00 – 3:30 Brian Lindsay
A PERFECT CRIME
Perfect Books(Elgin St)
12:00 – 1:15 Barbara Fradkin
1:15 -2:30 Patricia Filteau
2:30 – 3:45 Mike Martin
3:45 -5:00 Melissa Yi
PLENTY OF CRIME FOR CHRISTMAS
Chapters South Keys (South Keys Shopping Centre)
12:00 – 1:00 Victoria Abbott (aka Mary Jane Maffini) & Linda Wiken (aka Erika Chase)
1:00 – 3:00 Madona Skaff & Linda Wiken
3:00 – 5:00 Jim Napier & Nick Wilkshire
WHEN: Wednesday December 13, 2017
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: TONY CAPONE’S ITALIAN GRILL, 2369 Carling Ave., Ottawa.
Come for dinner & conversation about mysteries. Our after dinner speaker is CCW member Jim Napier. Jim worked in academia teaching writing and crime fiction. He also runs the web site www.deadlydiversions.com. Upon his retirement, Jim took up writing full time. His first Colin McDermott mystery, entitled LEGACY: SOMETIMES GOOD INTENTIONS AREN’T ENOUGH was published in 2017. Copies will be available for purchase.
Seating is not unlimited. PLEASE EMAIL Michael Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to reserve seats. Include your name and the number of people in your party. PLEASE RESERVE BEFORE WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6, 2017 AT 5 P.M.
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.
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