Crimes and Criminals and the Writers Who Love Them

Crimes and Criminals and the Writers Who Love Them

Friday, September 29, 2017

A Special Event this November with Nancy Pickard

Low Country Sisters in Crime is pleased to announce that we're sponsoring the keynote speaker in this year's The Write Place conference in Statesboro on November 3rd and 4th—Nancy Pickard. We are able to bring Nancy to Georgia through a Speaker's Bureau grant from Sisters in Crime National, and we're very excited to have her here.

She'll be speaking Friday night November 3rd at the Write Place Festival in Statesboro (7:30 PM at the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro) and presenting a Saturday morning workshop  at the Statesboro Library on the 4th starting at 9:00 AM. The cost for the mini-conference is $60 and includes Nancy's workshop plus two others and lunchLow Country Sisters in Crime members pay only $50, however.

To buy tickets to the Saturday workshop, click HERE.You will be reimbursed after the workshop.

Friday night will also feature an Author's Expo, which will take place on Main Street from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Register now for a booth to sell/sign your own books! Registration is free, but limited. You can find the Expo registration form HERE.

Plus Low County SinC members are invited to a lunchtime members-only Q&A with Nancy on Sunday, November 5th in Savannah (time and place TBA; the meeting is free, you pay only for your food and beverage).

Nancy Pickard is the award-winning and critically-acclaimed author of eighteen novels and dozens of short stories. She has won the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, Barry, and Shamus awards for her short stories, She is a four-time Edgar nominee, having been a finalist three times for Best Novel and once for Best Short Story. She is also a Mary Higgins Clark award finalist and a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award for suspense fiction. She is the co-author, with Lynn Lott, of the non-fiction book for writers, 7 Steps on the Writer’s Path. Her most recent novel, The Scent of Rain and Lightning, has earned multiple honors and has been made into a feature motion picture currently touring film festivals all over the country. Nancy is a founding member and former president of Sisters In Crime, the international organization dedicated to the advancement of women mystery writers, and she is a former national board member of the Mystery Writers of America.

Nancy will be the headliner on Friday, November 3rd at the evening event where she will share how a paragraph from The Scent of Rain and Lightning, her bestselling novel, came to be. She will be joining these local writers on Saturday for the workshop series: 

Jonathan M. Bryant, Narrative History
Roland McElroy, Political Memoir

Johnathon Scott Barrett, Culinary Memoir
Tina Whittle, Short Story/Mystery Writer
William Timothy Murray, Fantasy
Mark Ezra Stokes, Screenwriter
Lawrence Green, Jr., Spoken Word Artist

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