Meetings & Events

In 2020, all meetings take place on the third Sunday of the month, except for January and June, which will be held on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Note from Sisters in Crime National regarding 2020 meetings:

This is a further update on the Sisters in Crime response to the threat of COVID-19. 

As a community based in gathering to share stories, Sisters in Crime takes very seriously the threat of the COVID-19 virus to our members and readers. To continue our effort to help flatten the curve of coronavirus outbreak in the United States and Canada, we are continuing and expanding the following measures: 

A full suspension of all in-person events originating from Sisters in Crime, Inc., until 2021. 


In accordance with this update from SinC National, Houston Sisters in Crime will also be suspending all in-person events until 2021. Therefore, all our events will be conducted online until which time it is safe to have in-person events again.

*Until further notice, meetings begin at 2 p.m. and will held online.*

Note: When in-person meetings resume, they will be held at Murder by the Book and will be free and open to the public. All writers, no matter their genre or gender, will be welcome to attend. To participate in an online meeting/event, you must be a paid Houston SinC member.

Not a member? Contact us at if you would like to be added to our guest email list for information and invitations to our free, monthly online speaker presentations. This opportunity runs from May 1, 2020, until October 2, 2020, after which paid membership to Houston SinC (as well as national membership) is required to receive emails for our online meetings and events.

Mark your calendar for the 2020 Houston SinC meeting dates:

  • January 26 
  • February 16
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17 
  • June 28
  • July 19
  • August 16
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 14 (Saturday workshop)
  • December 6

September Online Event

Please join us for our September online meeting:

“How to Murder Your Character with Everyday and Unusual Poisons” with Luci Zahray

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST
Place: Online meeting

⭐️ Houston SinC members and subscribed guests will receive an invitation in their email midweek and a day before the online event.

⭐️ Not a member or subscribed guest? Email to receive an invitation to join our guest email list and to receive a Zoom invitation.

Speaker Bio:

Luci Zahray is a retired pharmacist with an extensive knowledge of poisons and how they operate.  A native of Texas, Zahray has a master’s degree in toxicology from Texas A&M University and twenty-five years’ experience in the field. She has been dubbed “The Poison Lady” and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others, including at the national Malice Domestic conference and with writers’ groups across the country. Zahray’s fun and interesting presentations address poisons found in everyday plants, over-the-counter medications, and household chemicals.

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