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The San Joaquin Chapter of Sisters in Crime is dedicated to combating discrimination against women in the mystery field and promoting the professional advancement of women who write mysteries.

Their meetings are held 10 am the first Saturday of the month
at Yosemite Falls Cafe, on the west side of Highway 99:
4278 W. Ashlan Ave
Fresno, CA 93722


1. No need to reserve, you will have the whole Yosemite Falls lunch menu to choose from.
2. Please arrive by 9:45 and sit at your table until a server takes your lunch order. Then if you wish you can mingle and visit.
3. Each member will be given their own bill to pay at end of lunch. Food & drinks will be itemized separately so drinks are optional. Water will still be provided at the tables. Tip will be automatically added to the bill.
4. Note: there is good selection of senior lunches which are smaller portions and cheaper in cost. And most salads come in two sizes.
5. Visitors will be charged a $10 fee at the door.

Yosemite Falls Restaurant
On Ashlan, West side of 99

June 1-Fred D. White

An introduction to flash fiction for the mystery writer, with Fred D. White, author of “Writing Flash: How to Craft & Publish Flash Fiction for a Booming Market”

Flash fiction — the art of the ultra-short story of 1,000 words or fewer — is a unique skill-building challenge for any writer. Fred D. White, professor of writing and literature at Santa Clara University, will give an introduction to flash fiction for the mystery writer, showing how even the shortest story can incorporate the elements of the mystery genre, including suspense, intrigue, and atmosphere. Professor White will also illustrate how writing flash fiction will strengthen your writing skills for tackling novels and other long-form writing projects.

Fred D. White received his PhD in English from the University of Iowa, and taught courses in writing and literature in community colleges in Minnesota and, since 1980, at Santa Clara University in Northern California, where he is now professor of English, Emeritus. In 1996 he received the Louis and Dorina Brutocao Award for Teaching Excellence. Professor White has published several books on writing, as well as dozens of stories (many of them flash tales), essays, poems, and plays. He lives with his wife, Therese (an attorney), and their two cats, Emily and Otis, in Rancho Cordova, California.

Check their website for more information on who will be speaking at each meeting.

Calling Writers of Tulare and Kings County!

Their meetings are free and take place on the third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.

Upstairs in the Blue Room of the big library on Oak St., In Visalia

For more info check out their Facebook group.

Yosemite Romance Writers 2014 Speakers!

They meet 10:30 am on the third Saturday every month except November.
They are at Marie Callenders restaurant at: 3602 W. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711 (Between Marty & Brawley)
Meetings include lunch and are $20.00 members and $30.00 non-members.
Registration is done online at their website, and information about each speaker can be found there as well.

**Space and time are limited**

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