Upcoming 2024 Events

Dates are subject to change.

Please see your members-only newsletter for the most up-to-date information.

For links to these events, refer to your monthly chapter newsletter.

Friday, April 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Happy Hour.

Kevin PruemerTuesday, April 9, 7 p.m. (Zoom) AutoCrit novel-editing program

How does your unpublished manuscript compare to others in your genre? Using too many cliches and adverbs? Using the same phrases or filler words too often? Do you too often start sentences the same way? Need to check your grammar?

Then upload your manuscript to AutoCrit and watch it do its thing.

Kevin Pruemer of AutoCrit speaks to the chapter at our April 9 meeting. He will discuss how AutoCrit can help as you plan, write, and edit your manuscript.

You can also develop new ideas or map out existing ones with AutoCrit’s Story Builder. Fill in your premise, world-building details, ad characters, and then map the story out in a variety of integrated beat sheets. If you’re stuck for ideas, AutoCrit can brainstorm with you with the click of a button.

Friday, April 19, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Happy Hour.

Friday, May 3, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Happy Hour.


Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m. (Zoom) Best-selling author Lee Child

Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series, will join us May 14 to talk about his life and career, and answer your questions about writing thrillers and crime fiction.

Child will talk about his roots in British television and getting fired as the union rep and having to become a successful novelist quickly to support his family. No pressure there.

Child is in the top tier of successful thriller novelists in the world. His Jack Reacher series has appeared in movies with Tom Cruise and is now a successful series on cable. He handed off the series to his brother about four years ago and is now doing a lot of reading, working on various anthologies, and plays a key role in the television series.



Friday, June 7, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Happy Hour.


Tuesday, June 11, 7 p.m. (Zoom) The Wickeds

The six best-selling mystery authors, known as The Wickeds, have had years of publishing success.  Who better to ask about sustaining a writing career over the long term? Join us on June 11 at 7 pm to learn their secrets.


Friday, June 21, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Happy Hour.

Friday, July 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Happy Hour.

Friday, July 19, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Happy Hour.

Friday, Aug. 2, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Happy Hour.

Friday, Aug. 16, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Happy Hour.

Friday, Sept. 6, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Happy Hour.