Our chapter maintains an active Speaker’s Bureau, and works with local libraries and organizations to coordinate panels, lectures, and speeches. Upcoming events are:

5/14 – 6:30pm (Thursday night) Wiseburn , Hawthorne, 5335, W 135th St, Hawthrone, CA 90250  -  Rochelle Staab, Aileen Baron, Tammy Kaehler (m), Sybil Johnson – Mysteries aren’t just for detectives.

5/16 – Acton Auga Dulce Library – LA County 33792 Crown Valley Rd. Acton, CA 93510

11:30am – Friends who support the library. Shelia Lowe & Nancy Cole Silverman.

5/30 –  Ocean Park Library, Santa Monica – “How to Fest” – 2-3pm – Diane Vallere – How to write mysteries.

June 20 – 2pm – Ocean Park Library – Santa Monica – Los Angeles is a big city for mysteries.  Laurie Stevens (m), Craig Buck, Christopher Lynch, Lisa Seidman, Mar Preston.

 Mystery Conferences, Conventions, and Workshops:


March 12-15: Left Coast Crime, Portland, OR

April 18 & 19: LA Times Festival of Books, USC Campus

May 1-3: Malice Domestic, Bethesda, MD

June 4-7: Bloody Words IV, Halifax NS

June 6-7: CCWC, Culver City, CA

October 8-15: Bouchercon, Raleigh NC