Sisters in Crime – Canada West

We are a Canadian chapter of the Sisters in Crime organization, an international writing community of more than 3,600 worldwide members. Our mission is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Our goal is to bring the Western Canadian community of authors, librarians, booksellers and readers together.

Although our focus is on women crime writers, we welcome all writers and book lovers. We support and encourage writers at every stage of their career.

Chapter members benefit from writing challenges, workshops, retreats, guest speakers and member discounts.

We are working to create a vibrant presence in Western Canada — please consider joining us!

Latest News

Webinar!  Members are invited to attend our webinar Building Better Characters – Using the Psychology of Backstory to Create Characters that Leap off the Page, hosted by The Creative Academy and Eileen Cook. September 18, 2019, online, 7:00 pm Pacific time. Details are here.

Submissions are welcome for our first anthology Canada West Crime Wave, scheduled for publication in the fall of 2020! Details and submission guidelines are here.

Call for volunteers! We need enthusiastic members to help us with planning for our 2020 conference (details here). Contact us if you can help.