2004-2005 Program. . .
Our monthly meetings at INK feature interactive programs with dynamic guest speakers. Examples of subjects presented so far this year are:
If you can't get to a meeting, you can still catch up! We give a written report of each meeting and presentation in the newsletter. This year our Program Co-ordinator has lined up a series of intensely interesting talks about crime and criminals, the current technology and science of detection work, and how-to talks about writing mysteries.
Program Schedule 2004-2005
Looking for something fun to do? Check out our programs for 2004-2005! See below for details. Meetings are the second Thursday of every month from Sept.-June from 7-9 pm.
Thursday Sept. 9 7:00-9:00 pm
Thursday Oct. 14 7:00-9:00 pm
Thursday November 11 7:00-9:00 pm
Thursday December 9 7:00-9:00 pm
Here's the icebreaker game we played at the meeting. Follow the clues about our members' sleuths to track down their source . . . see if you can figure out which member created which detective. Members were asked to name one thing their sleuths would NOT want the general public to know about him or her.
One of the panel discussions was on networking, and we've compiled a list of networking sources for your referral.
Thursday January 13 7:00-9:00 pm
Thursday February 10 7:00-9:00 pm
Sgt. Sean Doyle, who is a member of the Organized Crime Unit of the Calgary Police Service, will be talking about the experience of working undercover.
In the Piano Corner during coffee break: Lorna Nicholson, discussing how she overcame obstacles to get her first mystery published.
Authors reading from their work: Hope Newlyn (aka Brenda Collins and Donna Tunney)
Thursday March 10 7:00-9:00 pm
Thursday April 14 7:00-900 pm
Cecelia Frey will be our guest speaker. Cecelia is an experienced and respected author and writing instructor. She will begin her presentation with a talk on plotting. Next she'll move into the editing process, and at the end leave enough time for Q &A.
Thursday May 12 7:00-900 pm
Our May meeting will be held at the Steve Johnson Range in northeast Calgary. The range is located near the Deerfoot Mall and the northeast Calgary Police Service building. The meeting will start at the usual time, 7 p.m. sharp. Our gun expert will talk about the myths and realities of the use of handguns. He will show us a number of handguns, of all shapes and sizes. We'll be able to examine them. Nobody will be doing any actual shooting. (Our expert will explain what members should do if they would like to try shooting.) Bring your questions about guns to this meeting!
Thursday June 9 7:00-9:00 pm
The Annual General Meeting will take place at 7 p.m.
on Thursday, June 9, 2005, at our regular meeting place (Common Room,
Old Y, 223 12th Ave. S.W., Calgary). After the AGM (7 – 7:30), we will
enjoy Death by Chocolate during the break. Six authors will read from
their work during the program part of the meeting.
Location . . .
Join us! Remember to lug-a-mug and enjoy a bottomless cup of coffee or tea for only 25 cents. All programs (with the exception of field trips) take place at the Old Y Centre, 223 - 12th Ave. SW. Please ring the buzzer by the door.